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Straight Outta Compton writer to draft the new remake of Scarface

03.18.2015

SCARFACE is one of the best crime movies in Hollywood history. The question is whether you think it is Brian De Palma's 1983 version starring Al Pacino as a Cuban immigrant turned crimelord or the 1932 Howard Hawks version starring Paul Muni as an Italian immigrant turned crimelord. In fact, you may have a third version to choose from since The Hollywood Reporter revealed a new take on the gangster story is moving forward.

Universal has teased a potential remake for years but now has a hot screenwriter on the project which could give it the boost it needs to become a reality. Jonathan Herman, writer on the NWA movie STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON as well as the remake of Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS, will work on the new SCARFACE. The film will still focus on an immigrant rising to power in the criminal underworld of Los Angeles. No other details have been released.

SCARFACE is an iconic movie thanks to Pacino's performance and the gratuitous profanity and violence throughout. Some look at is as a pulp film rather than a cinematic masterpiece but it consistently ranks as a fan favorite since it debuted in theaters. The new version would need one hell of a lead to compete with Pacino's Tony Montana if it has any hope of wooing the naysayers.

The new SCARFACE is set to be directed by Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain.

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7:33PM on 03/19/2015

I wish Denzel was young enough for this....

Imagine Denzel Washington circa Training Day in this! That epic explosive rant at the end of Training Day rivals that of Pacino's at the end of Scarface. "KING KONG AINT GOT SHIT ON ME!"
Imagine Denzel Washington circa Training Day in this! That epic explosive rant at the end of Training Day rivals that of Pacino's at the end of Scarface. "KING KONG AINT GOT SHIT ON ME!"
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7:14AM on 03/19/2015

Scarface is one of the more overrated movies ever.

Give me Carlito's Way any day when it comes to DePalma/Pacino collaborations.
Give me Carlito's Way any day when it comes to DePalma/Pacino collaborations.
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8:51PM on 03/18/2015
Every rapper in the industry is going to tray to be "scarface" in this. Disaster waiting to happen.
Every rapper in the industry is going to tray to be "scarface" in this. Disaster waiting to happen.
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4:37PM on 03/18/2015
On the surface, this remake looks like a bad idea. However, if the movie is only a remake in spirit, as it shows a different take on an immigrant becoming a gangster, it could be interesting (if the writing and direction is good of course). I could see something like a Russian or Korean gangster taking over the LA crime scene as something I'd be interested in. At least they got a talented director, "No" is a great movie.
On the surface, this remake looks like a bad idea. However, if the movie is only a remake in spirit, as it shows a different take on an immigrant becoming a gangster, it could be interesting (if the writing and direction is good of course). I could see something like a Russian or Korean gangster taking over the LA crime scene as something I'd be interested in. At least they got a talented director, "No" is a great movie.
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5:01PM on 03/18/2015
My thoughts exactly! You know, I always thought GTAIV reminded me of an updated version of Scarface.
My thoughts exactly! You know, I always thought GTAIV reminded me of an updated version of Scarface.
3:28PM on 03/18/2015
"SCARFACE is one of the best crime movies in Hollywood history."

No, the one with Pacino is one of the most overrated movies in Hollywood history. Especially among rappers. They worship the movie.
"SCARFACE is one of the best crime movies in Hollywood history."

No, the one with Pacino is one of the most overrated movies in Hollywood history. Especially among rappers. They worship the movie.
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11:36PM on 03/18/2015
So, you're a Howard Hawks man?
So, you're a Howard Hawks man?
9:21AM on 03/19/2015
Well I made a rent list when I was in college, with a lot of movies on there, and that one is on my rent list, but that was put on there in 07 and I have yet to watch it.
Well I made a rent list when I was in college, with a lot of movies on there, and that one is on my rent list, but that was put on there in 07 and I have yet to watch it.
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