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.

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  • Cee Jay

    God don’t web journalists ever do any research. The movie is itself a remake of the 1932 original which is rated a lot higher than the DePalma version.

    • Nix

      Yeah, but then we wouldn’t get the pleasure of reading guys like you have a stroke over it.

      • Dedpool


    • Dedpool

      Okay so when something is being remade the list of remakes before must be listed! Got it! So whenever I mention “I am Legend” 2008 I have to mention Omega Man, et al.

  • X_p

    swear if this movie gets you excited youre more than problem than all the remakes…

    • Dedpool

      I love a good crime thriller so I will probably see this on dvd, but excited, no. That said I don’t mind remakes as long as they actually do some different things and it’s done well. Remakes are a part of our culture. We’ve been doing it for as long as there has been film and literature.

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