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But although the 1983 Scarface was the ultimate Miami movie, the new version is going to be set on the opposite coast, in modern-day Los Angeles.
Universal is making moves on this one, hiring Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman to write another draft of a script that has previously been written by Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) and David Ayer (Training Day, Fury). Acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larrain will direct the remake, which will be his first American film.
The new film isn't so much a remake as a reimagining. It's reportedly going to be a new and original take on the theme of an immigrant's rise to power through crime, which was the basis for the original 1932 Scarface set in Chicago, and the Al Pacino version from 1983 that was written by Oliver Stone.
It's going to be interesting to see who they cast in the title role for this one (any suggestions)?