Whether you are familiar with the film or not, “say hello to my little friend” is a phrase you probably are familiar with, from the one and only Tony Montana in Scarface.
Scarface has gone down in history as a classic film. The 1983 crime film was directed by Brian de Palma, produced by Marty Bregman, written by Oliver Stone and starred Al Pacino who had an extraordinary performance playing the role of Antonio ‘Tony’ Montana.
Tony Montana arrives in Miami from Cuba with nothing to his name. Montana has one hell of a journey, eventually becoming the biggest drug lord in the state, providing cocaine for dealers around the world. As Tony rises to ‘success’ in the drug business, a target on his head seems to get bigger and the pressure is on by everyone from the police to the Colombians.
Believe it or not, the ‘Scarface‘ we all know and love is actually a remake of the 1932 film directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson. Oh, and guess what else? Word on the street is that there is a new Scarface remake underway!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal confirms plans for a modern-day Scarface (taking place in Los Angeles), and will be using Jonathan Herman, writer of Straight Outta Compton, to write the film!
Deadline reports that Universal is currently in negotiation with Antoine Fuqua (Equalizer, Training Day) for him to possibly direct the new film.
Mark Schmuger is on board to produce the film, along with Marty Bregman from the 1983 version.
If you were wondering how Al Pacino feels about the remake, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with him at the premiere of ‘Danny Collins’ and asked. According to them, Pacino’s response was “Oh, it’s fine” and said the studio’s plans were “interesting.”
“It’s part of what we do. We remake things,” Pacino told THR.
Now the question is, who will play Tony Montana? Who would you guys pick to take on that role?
Written By: Daniela Posso