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Scarface, by Brian de Palma, is perhaps one of the most iconic gangster films of the last 40 years. Universal Pictures has long had a remake in mind. Now, Luca Guadagnino has just been announced as the director of the next version of Scarface. The film will have a script written by the Coen brothers, who have been involved in this project for at least three years.
The new version of the director of “Call Me By Your Name” will change the iconic 1983 movie set in Miami and bring it to Los Angeles.
It’s important to remember that Scarface’s story is an original from a 1932 film of the same name. Luca Guadagnino’s version will be “a reinvention of the core of the immigrant story told in the 1932 and 1983 films,” according to Variety.
Guadagnino seems to have a busy few years ahead of him, as he has recently found a writer for his adaptation of “Lord of the Flies“, as well as confirming a sequel to “Call Me By Your Name“, with Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer repeating their roles as Elio and Oliver.
With the Coens on script and Luca Guadagnino in direction very few things can go wrong. Let’s wait to see who will play Al Pacino; Diego Luna, who was mentioned as the next performer, has been confirmed not to do so.