In news that shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, Universal Pictures is readying a modern-day update of the legendary gangster franchise, Scarface, according to Deadline. The original Scarface was released in 1932, and it revolved around the rise of Italian gangster, Tony Camonte, who was nothing more than a thinly-veiled caricature of legendary mobster, Al Capone.
Then, in 1983, director Brian De Palma updated the material to focus on a Cuban drug lord named Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino, of course. This new version will be produced by Marc Shmuger and Martin Bregman, who also produced the Pacino version. It won't be a sequel or a direct remake to the previous two; rather, it will focus on the same theme of an immigrant coming to America to make a fortune through crime.
There's no word on what nationality this new Scarface will be, but if it's anything like the previous two outings, ethnic conflict will play a huge role in the plot. They already got Cuban and Italian out of the way with the first two, so now the studio can choose between a Middle-Eastern, African-American, or Chinese Scarface for their next hero. But personally, we think they should go with an Eskimo.