‘Scarface’ is About to Undergo a Complete Makeover and Al Pacino Approves
At the New York premiere of his latest film Danny Collins, iconic actor Al Pacino voiced his approval when asked about Universal’s decision to remake Scarface. Pacino starred in the 1983 version, where he played Tony Montana, the Cuban refugee who hits the shores of Miami and promptly dominates the drug trafficking scene.
The actor best known for his illustrious work in The Godfather saga, expressed his full support to The Hollywood Reporter, by explaining the fact that Hollywood thrives on revamping old movies. “It’s part of what we do. We remake things”.
Universal has been toying with the idea of a modern day version of Scarface since 2011 but it took until now for the project to gain momentum. A script is being finalized and with a director (Pablo Larrain) and producers (Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber , Dylan Clark and Martin Bregman – he also produced the 1983 film)) all In place, it looks like we are going to be treated to another interpretation which this time will be set in Los Angeles, and will follow the winning blueprint of the previous films (the first one was released in 1932). A struggling immigrant, desperate for money and power, is seduced by the evils of society and basically his story won’t end.
No word on when we can expect the final product but we have a feeling that Universal won’t be disappointed by the response once its doled out.