The infamous Scarface movie is set to receive a reboot since 1983, with the help of Luca Gudagnino, the Call Me by Your Name filmmaker, who will direct it.
The news came with little surprise, as it has been in the works for several years now. However, the reboot included different directors at the time with David Ayer and Antoine Fuqua. The newest version will be written by Joel and Ethan Coen, who are brothers in the film industry.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Scarface reboot is set to take place in Los Angeles, telling the story of an immigrant making a living in the drug game with a touch of modernization from this generation.
The 1983 Scarface, which included Al Pacino, as Tony Montana, and Michelle Pfeiffer, as Elvira, took place in Miami and was based on a Cuban Immigrant, who took over the drug cartel. The movie went down as a classic and has been influential to many rappers in Hip-Hop, as they have referenced the movie in songs, or even dedicated full songs to the Tony mentality.
Gudagnino’s last movie is very different from Scarface, in which Call Me by Your Name is based on a romance in Italy between a 17-year-old young man and a 24-year-old man. It’s the perfect movie of someone a part of the LGBTQ community, who are finding themselves and falling in love for the first time.
The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards including best picture, best actor, best-adapted screenplay, and best original song. It took home the best actor for the main character Elio played by Timothée Chalamet and best-adapted screenplay by James Ivory. It also won again for best-adapted screenplay by James Ivory with a Writers Guild Award.
There has yet to be a set cast or date for the release of the Scarface reboot, but if you’re a fan of Scarface, you might want to be on the lookout for it.