Universal Pictures announced yesterday that their Scarface remake, a project that has been in the works since 2011, will hit theatres in August 2018. The studio called the new version “an explosive re-imagining” of one of the most iconic sagas in film history.
Academy award winning duo Joel and Ethan Coen will take the reigns in the writing department and Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface, serves in the same capacity for the remake. Star wars Rogue One star Diego Luna has been linked to the lead role.
Al Pacino’s portrayal of Tony Montana in Brian De Palma’s 1983 version of Scarface, a remake of the Howard Hughes 1932 film, is considered by many as his best role. Whether you agree of not (I’m more inclined to say Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman), there’s no denying the film achieved a cult-like status for its rags to riches tale, suitably set in a decade of avarice.