Hollywood preparing for remake of ‘Scarface’

A file picture shows a man holding up a poster featuring the face of US actor Al Pacino in the role of 'Scarface'. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

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“Call Me by Your Name” filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is set to head a Universal Pictures remake of the classic film, marking the third iteration of the crime saga.

The original was made in 1932 and was directed by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson, it was remade in 1983 starring Al Pacino and it was directed by Brian De Palma.

The 1983 release made $66 million in global box office sales.

The new film will be set in Los Angeles and be based on a screenplay by writers Joel and Ethan Coen, according to multiple reports.

No release date or casting details have been announced for the latest “Scarface,” because the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the movie industry. Since March, nearly all the United States’ 40,000 silver screens have gone dark, according to the New York Post.

Universal said last month that the debuts of films including “Wicked” and “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” would be delayed due to the outbreak.

Read more via Variety/ New York Post

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