Universal to Make New Version of SCARFACE

     September 21, 2011


A third version of Scarface is on its way. Universal is currently developing a new version of the gangster film. The first iteration was the Howard Hughes-produced 1932 classic that was based on the life of Al Capone. Brian De Palma put his own spin on the story in 1983, this time with Al Pacino playing a Cuban immigrant who rises to prominence in the Miami cocaine world. Now, Deadline reports that Universal is taking another go at the title. The report is quick to point out that Universal does not intend for the new film to be a remake or sequel to either previous films, but hopes to infuse the basic elements of the other Scarfaces into a new version (read: they want name recognition).

Martin Bregman, who produced De Palma’s Scarface, is producing the new version alongside Marc Shmugar. Scarface ’83 is far from perfect, and Universal is really only taking the title, so this news doesn’t necessarily come off as offensive. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of approach the studio will take. I’d be shocked if the new version goes the R route, as that puts a ceiling on the gross. It’s possible they could target the teen audience with a young lead, but at this point their approach is anyone’s guess. The studio is currently meeting with writers to get a script going.


    Fuck Hollywood

  • Jake


    • Clayton

      if you’re not going to see it, then why do you care? Hollywood doesn’t get your money. Leave it at that and sleep easy.

      • Fravit

        Well said, Clayton.

      • Jake

        Are you serious? if i love a movie and then Hollywood decides to rape it then i have a right to be pissed. The Pacino version was made because they thought they could make a great movie from the 30′s version, this new version is just being made for the money. Also, i’m sick of Hollywood rehashing every single movie from the past.

  • Dakota

    Really? I think they’ll keep it R.

  • BMAN

    Vincent Chase is the new Scarface and get Billy Walsh to write and direct the movie with Johnny Drama in a small cameo role.

    • geoff

      ^this guy gets it

  • chris

    MAN…..they better keep it R< or else they may sell tickets, but the soul is gone.

  • BMAN

    Vincent Chase is the new Scarface and get Billy Walsh to write and direct the movie and Johnny Drama in a small cameo role.

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  • lightskintwin

    I always thought about 10 years ago they could’ve made a Scarface movie with an African American perspective starring DMX that took place in the late 80′s/early 90′s that dealt with Crack Cocaine in the streets of New York.

  • sense 11

    Scarface is the most overrated movie of all time. It has about 25 good minutes and the rest is melodramatic overacted bullshit.

    Always been my opinion and that will never change,

    • matt

      Isn’t it extremely narrow minded to say your opinion (on anything) will never change? Saying this suggests that any well reasoned argument would be ignored in favor of blindly following an idea. Wouldn’t you rather your have your opinions challenged?

      • sense 11

        There is no acceptable well reasoned argument about this movie. This movie is supported by people that dream about being ignorant drug dealing violent aholes,

    • dogg

      Totally agree. People just remember the good parts, but when you actually sit through it, it’s all Michelle Pfeiffer bitching and the most horrible ’80s music ever made.

      • sense 11


  • Jazzy Jace

    More like Adam Shitwood! Why on earth would you even approach Scarface as a teen-based movie? Biggest Douchebag of the Year goes to you Sir!

  • robbie

    I heard they were going for a grittier story set in a high school where Tony Montana expresses teenage angst at wether he should fuck 3000 year old sparkly vampire.

  • JLC

    I wonder how much the new one will keep from the ’83. The ’83, though it was set in Miami, kept a lot of the elements from the ’32, like the buddy falling for the sister, Tony going after the boss’ girlfriend, etc. The ’32 even had the incest angle with Tony having an uncomfortable affection for his sister. We’ll see where the new one goes.

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  • Terry

    Fucking why?!!!!!!!!!!!
    So they could throw in some goddamn 3D?!
    Who they going to cast, Johnny Depp? OMFG!!!!!
    Leave a classic alone.

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