A new reboot of Scarface is on the way from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino.
The director – who is no stranger to reimaginings, having overseen the 2018 remake of Suspiria – will make a new version of the core immigrant story told in the originals, this time set in Los Angeles (via Variety).
The 1983 version of Scarface, which follows drug lord Tony Montana (Al Pacino) as he arrives in Miami from Cuba with nothing and rises to become a powerful drug lord, was itself a remake of a 1932 movie.
The latest script for the new version of Scarface has been written by No Country for Old Men's Joel and Ethan Coen, with earlier drafts penned by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio.
Guadagnino previously earned a Best Picture Oscar nod for Call Me by Your Name, which went on to win the Best Adapted Screenplay award.
The classic 2017 movie is getting a sequel, with stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer set to return, according to a recent interview with the director.
"Of course, it was a great pleasure to work with Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Esther Garrel and the other actors. Everyone will be in the new movie," Guadagnino told La Repubblica.
However, he said that the film had been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding: "Before coronavirus, I made a trip to the United States to meet a screenwriter I love very much, whose name I don't want to say, to talk about the second part. Unfortunately, we had to put it on hold."
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