This is surely not “news” to anyone who follows the recent obsession Hollywood has with remaking every movie they possibly can, and unfortunately, Brian De Palma’s 1983 “classic” Scarface is next in line. Now before you go getting all upset, the 1983 version is in fact a remake itself of a 1932 film, so Scarface being remade is not entirely a new idea.
BUT, here is the small hope that the film has going for it: David Ayer is writing the remake. The same David Ayer who wrote Training Day. You’ve got to find the small positives in every negative situation, people, and this seems to be the only positive thing going for the film at this time. The new Scarface is also said to not be a direct remake of the Pacino version, but will use the familiar and basic premise ”of an immigrant working his way up in the United States.”
Thoughts on the remake, and any ideas on who should play the new incarnation of the iconic “Tony Montana” character?