Scarface reboot already found its director.
For a while, the idea that Scarface, the famous movie starring Al Pacino, has a reboot has been discussed. Recently, it was revealed who will be the director in charge of this tape.
Variety reported that Luca Guadagnino would direct a reboot of Scarface, whose script Joel and Ethan Coen have written. The film that Universal Pictures is preparing would be the third film version of the Armitage Trail novel, adapted by Brian de Palma in 1983 in The Price of Power, starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Said director, he’s been swamped lately. In addition to being in charge of Scarface’s reboot now, he will also start working on the sequel to Call Me By Your Name, a film that plans to reunite the protagonists of the first film, Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. It was recently announced that Luca Guadagnino is developing a remake of ‘The Lord of the Flies’ for Warner Bros. Also, he has directed a mini-series for HBO titled ‘We Are Who We Are’ which is in the post-production process.
A reboot with many turns
This reboot of Scarface has been going around in the offices of Universal Pictures for a few years. The script is the latest version after some drafts signed by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman (‘Straight Outta Compton’), and Paul Attanasio (‘Quiz Show (The Dilemma)’ and ‘Donnie Brasco’).
David Ayer was going to direct the production earlier:
David Ayer was going to direct this production, but Universal decided to do without the director of Suicide Squad because of his too dark vision of history. In the past, Diego Luna has been spoken of as the protagonist, but it will have to be seen if Guadagnino wants to respect the cast or if the Mexican actor can fit this project into his agenda. Recall that Disney + is preparing a series starring its character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.