Back in 1983, Universal Pictures released the crime drama film titled Scarface in the theaters. It was directed b Brian De Palma and cast actor Al Pacino in the lead role. The movie tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana who appears in Miami with nothing and then becomes a powerful narcotics dealer. The movie is still considered a cult movie. The film received criticism from the critics as it contains a lot of violence.
So now, after so many years, finally we will get a remake of the Scarface movie. Now we got an update for the casting for the lead role in the upcoming film. Keep reading to know more about it:
Scarface Remake In The Works At Universal Pictures
The remake of Scarface was announced by Universal back in 2011. The scripting and finding a perfect director reportedly took a long time. So this year, it was announced that Call Me by Your Name filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will direct the remake. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen is penning the latest version of the script.
Dylan Clark is the producer of the remake of Scarface. The new Scarface movie will take some material from the 1932 and 1983 movies and going to set in Los Angeles.
Potential Release Date For Scarface Remake
The remake of Scarface is still in the early stage of development. The Coen brothers also still busy in writing the script for it. Also, the production can take more time to start because of the ongoing pandemic situation. So we have to wait for the remake of Scarface for a long time.
A release date is still not confirmed by Universal for the new Scarface movie. Sources said that it can release in 2022.
Michael B. Jordan Reportedly In Talks To Feature In Scarface Remake
There are reports that actor Michael B. Jordan is in talks with Universal to play the lead role of Tony Montana that was played by Al Pacino earlier. The news is confirmed by Movieweb. Jordan is the great choice to play this character as we already saw him in the negative role of Killmonger in MCU movie Black Panther, and the star also received praise for his performance.
But still, there is no official confirmation from Universal regarding the casting of Michael B. Jordan for the remake movie.