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A new version of Scarface is on the way, mang

Sep. 21, 2011by: Dave Davis

Say hello to my little remake.

Well, that variation on one of cinema's most famous quotes is not entirely accurate -- Universal is indeed planning a new SCARFACE, but their movie apparently will not be a straight remake of Brian De Palma's massively influential 1983 film, nor the 1932 Howard Hawks/Richard Rosson original that inspired it. Which basically means they're purely trying to capitalize on the recognizable name.

Deadline says the studio is on the hunt for writers for a fresh take, although the intent is merely to follow in the footsteps of the predecessors and retain the key elements of an immigrant building a criminal empire somewhere in America.

The Hawks/Rosson version (loosely based on Al Capone) was an Italian who became a Chicago crime boss, and later Al Pacino ventured into Miami from Cuba to become a cocaine kingpin (and hip-hop idol).

The new Tony, his place of origin and his American location for felony are all details that are being kept secret by the studio, for now.

Extra Tidbit: Viewers of "Breaking Bad" know that Tony's partner in crime, Steven Bauer, is still involved in narcotics.
Source: Deadline

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5:53PM on 09/22/2011
laaammmme....
laaammmme....
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5:11PM on 09/22/2011
Leave this movie alone. Period.
Leave this movie alone. Period.
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2:04PM on 09/22/2011

Ew

First one was bad enough. Now we have to deal with this crap again? Yay...
First one was bad enough. Now we have to deal with this crap again? Yay...
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1:34PM on 09/22/2011

SAD

Very sad. Hollywood has officially jumped the shark. I'm over it.
Very sad. Hollywood has officially jumped the shark. I'm over it.
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1:22PM on 09/22/2011

Fuck Hollywood

It's gonna be the African-American version, natch. Ah, hell, why not? Who cares.
It's gonna be the African-American version, natch. Ah, hell, why not? Who cares.
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5:55PM on 09/22/2011
it probably will feature a black guy...but black folks buy that stuff up so from a money-making POV its kind of a good idea. I'll still pass...and I'm a black guy, so nobody wig out.....
it probably will feature a black guy...but black folks buy that stuff up so from a money-making POV its kind of a good idea. I'll still pass...and I'm a black guy, so nobody wig out.....
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10:49AM on 09/22/2011
what if this time Tony is an ape? like a really smart ape. and he goes to prison under false pretenses, learns the ways of the hard life, and becomes king of the underground.
what if this time Tony is an ape? like a really smart ape. and he goes to prison under false pretenses, learns the ways of the hard life, and becomes king of the underground.
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6:44AM on 09/22/2011

Will no doubt be PG13

Terrible, terrible idea. De Palma's version worked so well cause the 80s were the decade of excess. Maybe Scareface could be a banker in this new version...
Terrible, terrible idea. De Palma's version worked so well cause the 80s were the decade of excess. Maybe Scareface could be a banker in this new version...
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6:42AM on 09/22/2011
What's next? A Godfather remake?
What's next? A Godfather remake?
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6:25AM on 09/22/2011
Turn Scarface into an africa-american. Every wannabe Pimp or hip hopper sees himself as the next Scarface after all.
Turn Scarface into an africa-american. Every wannabe Pimp or hip hopper sees himself as the next Scarface after all.
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5:17AM on 09/22/2011

Here's an idea.

Reboot Hollywood.
Reboot Hollywood.
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4:49AM on 09/22/2011
uncreative greedy scared movie studio bosses with little dicks do it again!
uncreative greedy scared movie studio bosses with little dicks do it again!
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4:39AM on 09/22/2011

News just in:

New 'edgy' Scarface to be a chick named Toni.
New 'edgy' Scarface to be a chick named Toni.
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2:05AM on 09/22/2011

this is a good idea because...

umm.....
errrr....
uhhhh.... next movie to be remade... Citizen Kane.
umm.....
errrr....
uhhhh.... next movie to be remade... Citizen Kane.
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1:51AM on 09/22/2011

A few things

1. I personally see NO reason for the Pacino remake to be held in high regard.

2. I can support some remakes, but I don't support this.

3. Most of us hate the remake train, but I just sigh/laugh when they make their money back; and then some.
1. I personally see NO reason for the Pacino remake to be held in high regard.

2. I can support some remakes, but I don't support this.

3. Most of us hate the remake train, but I just sigh/laugh when they make their money back; and then some.
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1:49AM on 09/22/2011
You can't even make a movie with Universal no more. Their brains is so polluted...
You can't even make a movie with Universal no more. Their brains is so polluted...
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1:36AM on 09/22/2011

YAY!!!

this will be fun given that scarface itself is a remake anyway. personally while i agree scarface has its place in history and is a very well made film, i've always hated the character of tony montana. and would be interested to see another crime lord rise to power. and after reading all the comments all i can say is you'll always have the original, so relax
this will be fun given that scarface itself is a remake anyway. personally while i agree scarface has its place in history and is a very well made film, i've always hated the character of tony montana. and would be interested to see another crime lord rise to power. and after reading all the comments all i can say is you'll always have the original, so relax
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12:09AM on 09/22/2011
Good luck *rolls eyes*
Good luck *rolls eyes*
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11:53PM on 09/21/2011

...Scarface...

is a remake.

Let's pick our battles more wisely.
is a remake.

Let's pick our battles more wisely.
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9:28AM on 09/22/2011
So why remake it again?
So why remake it again?
11:49PM on 09/21/2011

This is the limit.....

Come on people, are you so out ideas that you will destroy every classic ever made.....???? Whats next The Godfather remake???
Come on people, are you so out ideas that you will destroy every classic ever made.....???? Whats next The Godfather remake???
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11:42PM on 09/21/2011
Why do they reboot great movies. If it's not broke don't fix it. If they want to do reboots they should reboot movies that had promise but ended up sucking and actually make them awesome.
Why do they reboot great movies. If it's not broke don't fix it. If they want to do reboots they should reboot movies that had promise but ended up sucking and actually make them awesome.
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11:31PM on 09/21/2011
"Universal is indeed planning a new SCARFACE, but their movie apparently will not be a straight remake of Brian De Palma's massively influential 1983 film, nor the 1932 Howard Hawks/Richard Rosson original that inspired it."

Sorta like how The Thing prequel is TOTALLY not a remake of the remake of the original....I'm tonguetied.
"Universal is indeed planning a new SCARFACE, but their movie apparently will not be a straight remake of Brian De Palma's massively influential 1983 film, nor the 1932 Howard Hawks/Richard Rosson original that inspired it."

Sorta like how The Thing prequel is TOTALLY not a remake of the remake of the original....I'm tonguetied.
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11:20PM on 09/21/2011
Where's my gun?
Where's my gun?
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10:42PM on 09/21/2011
What's the bet that 50 Cent and a cabal of rappers become the new scarface crew? They already pretend to be him in real life, why not put a camera to it. Thats a great fucking idea, right Universal?
Go fuck yourself.
What's the bet that 50 Cent and a cabal of rappers become the new scarface crew? They already pretend to be him in real life, why not put a camera to it. Thats a great fucking idea, right Universal?
Go fuck yourself.
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10:37PM on 09/21/2011

why?

Its official Hollywood is screwing us over. They will remake everything...for some reason they think WE THE VIEWERS, want them to ruin past movies. HEllo HOLLYWOOD..LEAVE THE PAST ALONE! MOVE FORWARD!
Its official Hollywood is screwing us over. They will remake everything...for some reason they think WE THE VIEWERS, want them to ruin past movies. HEllo HOLLYWOOD..LEAVE THE PAST ALONE! MOVE FORWARD!
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10:33PM on 09/21/2011
I want to hear the remake supporters on this site...you know who you are... defend THIS one!
I want to hear the remake supporters on this site...you know who you are... defend THIS one!
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3:37AM on 09/22/2011
That's easy to support, since the movie with Pacino IS already a REMAKE. BAZINGA!
That's easy to support, since the movie with Pacino IS already a REMAKE. BAZINGA!
9:24AM on 09/22/2011
I know that. How does that support remaking it a SECOND TIME. BAZINGA BACK AT YA!
I know that. How does that support remaking it a SECOND TIME. BAZINGA BACK AT YA!
1:18PM on 09/22/2011
Half of the movies you saw as a kid were already remakes so get over it. It's like classic storys or children tales they are retold for every generation since 2000 years.
Half of the movies you saw as a kid were already remakes so get over it. It's like classic storys or children tales they are retold for every generation since 2000 years.
1:43PM on 09/22/2011
Relax buddy, all in fun. You do have a point but, it's the amount of films being blatantly remade that is annoying. There are still plenty of original ideas out there but, Hollywood seems to want to play it safe with already tested stories. And as a kid who grew up in the 60s and 70s, it seemed to me the remakes were few and far between.
Relax buddy, all in fun. You do have a point but, it's the amount of films being blatantly remade that is annoying. There are still plenty of original ideas out there but, Hollywood seems to want to play it safe with already tested stories. And as a kid who grew up in the 60s and 70s, it seemed to me the remakes were few and far between.
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10:18PM on 09/21/2011
Here's a big fat FUCK YOU to hollywood
Here's a big fat FUCK YOU to hollywood
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