Last week a bunch of news regarding this new Scarface remake hit the internet. First of all, and probably the most interesting one, is Joel and Ethan Cohen will be in charge of writing the script. The Cohen Brothers have a long career on their background in thriller and crime movies, so it is to expect they will manage to delivery an interesting text. Titles like Miller’s Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007) talk by themselves!
The name of the actor chosen to play the main character in the film, the infamous Tony Montana aka Scarface, is Diego Luna. This young mexican actor, director and producer is been reaching some popularity level in the last years thanks to big blockbusters like Rogue One (2016) or Elysium (2013), and although he is not yet one of the most recognizable faces in the film panorama, he surely is a warranty for a good passionate performance. Probably one of the best choices to play this lead role.
Antoine Fuqua was the first choice to direct this remake, but he left the project to focus in other projects like his The Equalizer (2014) sequel, again with Denzel Washington. The names for the rest of the cast or the new director are not public yet, but it is to expect to reach the news in the following months.
Finally, the date chosen for this movie to come out in theatres world wide is August 2018. This will be the second time Howard Hawks’ gangsters classic Scarface (1932) get remade. Brian De Palma signed a brilliant epic of almost 3 hours violent roller coaster in the early 1980s with Scarface (1983), starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in what are probably the best roles of their career. So for sure won’t be an easy duty for The Cohens, Diego Luna and their future co-stars and crew not to vanish under the shadow of the 2 classic Scarface.
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