Because we are currently living in reboot hell and Hollywood is fresh out of ideas, Universal has ordered a Scarface remake. The 1983 Brian De Palma version starring Al Pacino you're familiar with was already a reboot of the original 1932 film (directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson)—and sorry to break it to you, but it made our list of iconic films that are low-key trash, and it's also one of De Palma's worst (and this is coming from a huge De Palma fan).
After years of trying to get a 21st century Scarface off the ground, Universal recently found its director in Antoine Fuqua, who directed the Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke-starring Western, The Magnificent Seven, 15 years after another Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke-starring film, Training Day.
Today, Variety reports the reboot will be penned by The Wolf of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter, whose name may be a more promising sign than Fuqua's because he was an executive producer and writer on The Sopranos. (We can at least expect a lot of cussing, right?) Marty Bregman, who produced De Palma's Scarface, is on board to produce again.
Here is a brief synopsis of the updated story, according to Variety: "The pic is a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. The new film will be set in Los Angeles and will focus on a Mexican immigrant." No one has been cast in the role of Tony Montana yet but if we're trying to keep things new and fresh, might I suggest Salma Hayek as Toni Montana? Just a thought.