It’s no secret that Universal Pictures is going to do a remake of the classic Al Pacino film Scarface. It’s been in the works for quite some time now. However, there have also been some questionable stories about who, what, where, when, and how…never mind the why. No need to ask that.
Personally, I think that Hollywood has lost it’s creativity.
Recently there have been so many (failed) remakes, reboots, and sequels that it only tells me that the writing and producing of new content from the well of the “entertainment capital of the world”, has run dry. But I digress.
According to multiple sources, the film IS moving forward. Variety.com is reporting that Antoine Fuqua of Training Day, The Equalizer, Southpaw and most recently The Magnificent Seven (another remake) is in talks with the studio execs to direct the new film.
There are also, several other tweaks in the script from the original. Sources are reporting that the story will be updated and leave Miami to be based out of the Los Angeles area in the newer version.
Some notable changes, reported in a story on film site Fandango.com are…in Fuqua’s own words, “We’re dealing with a lot of stuff now coming out of Mexico…and right now with what’s happening in Mexico, which is where [the main character] comes from — he comes out of Mexico — that’s relevant, especially when you’ve got people talking about putting up walls and other kinds of stuff. We’re still dealing with immigration, we’re still dealing with what would turn someone into [a] Scarface.” Fuqua goes on to say that the lead character will address issues that many immigrants in today’s society are dealing with when coming from another country into the United States.
However, there have also been stories of late circulating on social media that Leonardo DiCaprio and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) will star. Though, that story was posted and has gone viral from a relatively unreliable source…The Portly Gazelle…a website which admittedly releases “fake news”. At the bottom of their story it even says, “All stories on this site are satire and the opinions expressed do not belong to any real people. If persons appear in the picture they have nothing to do with the story.”
Snopes has debunked the piece flying around the web, “FALSE” on their site, as noted here.
The legendary film, released in 1983 still does NOT have a cast, nor a release date. We’ll keep you posted, “my little friend”