‘Suspira’ and ‘Call Me By Your Name’ filmmaker Luca Guadgnino has been set to direct a new remake of the classic movie ‘Scarface’. As if this was already cause for celebration, Joel and Ethan Coen have adapted the current version of the script.
The latest reincarnation of the story is said to take from the immigrant story that both the 1932 version and 1983 offering featured. It will also be set in Los Angeles.
Dylan Clark will produce for or his Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Stuber will executive produce alongside Marco Marabito. SVP Brian Williams will also executive produce for Dylan Clark Productions.
Initially, ‘Southpaw’ and ‘The Equalizer’ director Antoine Fuqua was attached to the remake before dropping out. David Ayer subsequently entered in negotiations to take over before it fell through.
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio had already come on board to draft the script, but the studio decided to hire the services of the Coen Brothers to give the script the once over and give it a fine-tuning with their own unique style to the delight of the fans of the brothers.
The original Scarface hit cinemas back in 1932, while the Brian De Palma and Al Pacino remake arrived in 1983 and made $65.9 million at the global box office.
Since ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Guadagnino has become a highly sought after filmmaker. He went onto helm the remake of ‘Suspira’ which starred Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Moretz.