News landed yesterday that Joel and Ethan Coen are behind a recent script which will reboot the 1983 classic Scarface.
Though very few details are known about the project, it has been confirmed that the director behind 2017 coming of age film Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino, will be helming the project.
The reboot has been in development with Universal Pictures since 2011 and will now see Guadagino taking charge of the classic gangster saga. The new film will be the story’s third iteration.
Following Brian De Palma’s 1983 remake starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role. Thoughts are that the producers of the new film will try and steer away from De Palma’s visceral story.
Perhaps the most exciting part of this news is that Joel and Ethan Coen are said to be the writers behind the script which will this time take place in Los Angeles but stay true to the core of the story.
With Guadagnino at the helm the fears for a tragic reboot have been subsided especially considering his handling of the Suspira remake recently.
All things considered, the new iteration of Scarface looks as exciting as Tony Montana inviting us to meet his petite pal.