'Scarface' Remake News & Update: Script Polished By Ethan & Joel Coen, What We Know So Far!

By Carrie Winters - 13 Feb '17 05:30AM

"Scarface" is set to have a remake film that is hinted to air in August 2018. The new script is to be worked on by Joel and Ethan Coen.

According to a report, Universal Pictures recently confirmed that a remake of the film "Scarface" is to be developed. Joel and Ethan Coen are the ones to polish the new script based on the original. There is no further details of the remake as of yet.

It has been reported that director Antione Faqua did not push through in directing the remake for "Scarface." The production also has hinted to star Diego Luna of Rogue One in the film. "Scarface" was released in 1983 that was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone.

A report indicates that David McKenzie and Pete Berg will be the frontrunners in directing the "Scarface" remake. This is after Faqua departed from the project in order to take on "The Equalizer." McKenzie is known for his film "Hell or High Water" while Berg's works include "Patriot's Day."

"Scarface" is focused on a character named Tony Montana that has then been portrayed by Al Pacino. He is a Cuban refugee who comes to Miami and becomes a drug kingpin. The script for the remake has been polished.

Meanwhile, Brian De Palma's "Scarface" in 1983 has been a remake from the original film in 1932. It is hinted that the action for the remake of the film is to move to Los Angeles. It also will tell a tale of a Mexican immigrant of his journey from rags-to-riches.

The 1932 original "Scarface" film has been set in Prohibition-era Chicago. It also has been based on the life of Al Capone. The film was then directed by Howard Hawks. This is the second remake done for the film. Once everything is set in place, filming will then be on its way.

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