Universal’s ‘Scarface’ Reboot Adds Director Luca Guadagnino

The long-awaited Scarface reboot from Universal has found its director in Luca Guadagnino of Call Me by Your Name fame.

The Scarface franchise is one that is incredibly iconic and influential despite only having two real installments. The original film was released in 1932 and told the story of mobster Antonio “Tony” Camonte rise through the ranks of Chicago’s organized crime. Perhaps better known is the 1983 remake starring Al Pachino which told the story of the rise and fall drug lord Tony Montana. The latter of the two has, of course, become a staple in pop culture thanks to its iconic dialog and extreme violence. But now Universal wants to give the Scarface story a modern treatment.

The Scarface reboot has been in development since 2011 and has had a number of creative teams attached to it. Originally the film was set to be written by Suicide Squad director David Ayer and helmed by David Yates who was best known for his work on the Harry Potter films. This did not pan out and Training Day director Antoine Fuqua went into talks to direct the reboot with Diego Luna of  Narcos: Mexico and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story fame to star in the film. Now it seems that Fuaqa has vacated the director’s chair in favor of Luca Guadagnino.

Luca Guadagnino has directed a number of shorts and documentaries but is perhaps best know for his work on the Oscar-winning film, Call Me by Your Name. The latest version of the script was written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, although it is unknown if this is the version that will be used for the Scarface reboot. Dylan Clark, who also produced the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy, is set to produce the upcoming Universal reboot.

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Source: Variety

Trey Griffeth

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