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Scarface Remake In The Works At Universal

That's right, you read the headline right. A remake (which isn't being called a remake) of the highly revered Al Pacino film is in the works at Universal. Check out the details after the jump!
I think it's safe to say that Hollywood has officially gone mad. In the midst of reboots and remakes in development, Deadline reports that a remake of the 1980s film Scarface, starring Al Pacino as gangster Tony Montana. While that film itself was a remake of a 1930s film of the same name, it's the Pacino flick that has been praised by movie fans across the globe the most. Now, Universal is planning on doing a new Scarface flick. While they're not calling it a remake per say, it will still have the same formula that the prior films have used.



Universal Pictures is developing a new version of Scarface, the title first released in 1932 and then turned into the iconic 1983 film that starred Al Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana. I’d heard that the studio has been meeting writers to script a take for a film that will be produced by Marc Shmuger and his Global Produce banner along with Martin Bregman. Bregman produced the Pacino version.

The film is not intended to be a remake or a sequel. It will take the common elements of the first two films: An outsider, an immigrant, barges his way into the criminal establishment in pursuit of a twisted version of the American dream, becoming a kingpin through a campaign of ruthlessness and violent ambition. The studio is keeping the specifics of where the new Tony character comes from under wraps at the moment, but ethnicity and geography were important in the first two versions.


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PaulRom
9/23/2011
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