The 1983 epic American crime film, Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing and rises to become a powerful drug kingpin. The movie was a box office hit, grossing over $44million. It’s widely regarded as one of the best mob films ever made and received appraisal from critics in the years that followed. Now, reports talk about an updated film version of the iconic gangster film Scarface making a return.

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Updated version of iconic gangster movie Scarface to hit theaters soon

Universal will release the 2018 version of Scarface with an explosive re-imagining. The upcoming movie will see the action taking place in Los Angeles and focuses on the rags-to-riches story of gangsters through the eyes of a Mexican immigrant. Martin Bergman, who produced 1983 Scarface will return in the same role. The plot, according to reports, will follow the basic framework of Pacino’s film but will now showcase it from the perspective of a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles.

Marc Shmuger, Scott Stube, and Dylan Clark will produce the film. Antoine Fuqua was to direct the movie. He backed out owing to prior obligations. Universal is yet to announce his replacement. The movie doesn’t have a lead actor yet. Rumors hint at Diego Luna being the possible candidate for leading actor role.

Scarface traces its origins to 1932 movie, directed by Howard Hawks. Set in Chicago, it was modeled on the life of Al Capone. The 1983 remake narrated the story from the perspective of a Cuban immigrant, who rises to become to the drug lord in 1980s Miami. The 2018 Scarface will treat the movie from a Mexican immigrant perspective.


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