Scarface remake gets a director

Pablo Larraín set to take the helm

Universal Pictures is on the brink of appointing a director to its forthcoming Scarface remake, with No director Pablo Larraín in line to step behind the camera.

The Wrap reports that Larraín is in advanced talks with the studio over the project, which would represent the Chilean’s most high-profile gig to date.

The studio had previously revealed plans to update the classic crime saga with a new modern-day setting and a different ethnic background for its main character, who was Cuban in the original.

The Wrap’s report now claims that the updated version of Tony Montana will be of Mexican descent, although no further plot details have been confirmed as yet.

The report also goes on to suggest that the studio is keen on casting a complete unknown in the leading role, and is looking for a bilingual and bicultural candidate to fit the bill.

No release date has been announced as yet, but expect that to change as soon as Larraín is officially confirmed.

Are you interested in a Scarface remake? Tell us, below!


    • DravenCage

      Mar 25th 2014, 7:54

      I'm just waiting on the "WHY CAN'T HOLLYWOOD BE ORIGINAL?" and "ENOUGH OF THE REMAKES" whingers piping up and not realising the ultimate irony in this case.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Mar 25th 2014, 8:26

      Most people who comment here will know that it itself is already a remake. Oops, did I give the game away? Anyway, it is one of those movies that will gain very little from a remake. I think people are entitled to feel cheated when Hollywood keeps recycling previously popular/classic titles with modern day 'retellings' or reboots. I mean, come on... Raimi is doing The Grudge again? The Raid is being rebooted? If nothing new comes from a proposed remake, I personally don't think it should be done. I'll stick with the originals.

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    • ryanbuchanan

      Mar 25th 2014, 11:05

      music does lots of remakes, might as well recycle our movies too!

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    • crystakura

      Mar 25th 2014, 11:14

      This is almost as absurd as remaking The Godfather.

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    • jasongiani

      Mar 25th 2014, 14:40

      Is nothing sacred to hollywood anymore?

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 25th 2014, 15:00


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    • Hadouken76

      Mar 25th 2014, 18:31

      The 80s version itself was a remake, so I don't mind this. As long as it is completely different.

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    • CossieNuttas

      Mar 25th 2014, 20:37

      Don't need a remake it's awesome the way it is

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    • jaykays hat

      Mar 28th 2014, 14:33

      Anyone they cast at Tony Montana will never be as good as Pacino..........c**k-a-roach.

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