Scarface Remake Will be Transplanted to Mexico

Al Pacino in Scarface (1983) Movie Image

Say hello to his little Mexican friend!

Word from Latino-Review is that when Scarface hits theaters in the planned remake a few years from now, he will no longer be a Cuban refugee, but will instead hail from South of the Border, and the film will take place within the violent world of Mexican drug cartels.

Which, when you think about it, makes sense. It would be a tad pointless just to retread the first film — this way you can still retread the first film, while pretending you’re not by tweaking the main character’s origins. Yeah, still pointless, I know, but that’s apparently the big idea.

Paul Attanasio is currently writing the movie for Universal, replacing David Ayer (“Training Day”), who had taken an earlier crack at the script.

The first “Scarface”, written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma, followed Tony Montana (Al Pacino) as he rises to the top of the Miami drug world before his violent, bloody fall. I suspect the remake will follow that formula pretty closely.