First of all, can we address the rumor that there is going to be a Scarface remake on the way! According to theHollywood Reporter, Universal is looking to remake the movie, but it won’t be an exact replica of the 1983 cult classic version featuring Al Pacino.
The new Scarface is going to be similar in that it’s going to be a “crime tale,” but it will be set in 2012, and the characters will be different. It’s going to be a dark look at the American Dream, if that dream is to be a high-powered drug dealer.
Now, let’s get to the second part of this rumor – Rihanna. According to The Sun, the Bajan singe is obsessed with the character of Elvira Hancock, the hard-partying girlfriend of Al Pacino, originally played by Michelle Pfeiffer.
A source said: “Rihanna loves Scarface. Some of her music videos have been based on Michelle’s character, Elvira. “She knows all the words and even has her walk perfected.”
Are you excited about a new Scarface based in 2012? Is Rihanna a good fit as Elvira?
Sidenote – Did you know that the Scarface featuring Al Pacino was actually a remake? According to Screen Rant, the first Scarface was released in 1932 and was set in Chicago. The movie featured bootlegging, Italians, and Irish mobsters, which is totally different from the 1983 version, which was set in Latin-loving Miami where cocaine was the vice of choice.