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After a successful launch of the Blu-Ray version of the 1983 Miami classic, Universal Pictures is in talks to develop a new version of Scarface. You may not know, but the original Scarface was released back in 1932 and then it was re-released into the Al Pacino version we all know and love. Its allegedly going to be produced by Marc Shmuger and Martin Bregman, Bregman being one of the original producers of the Pacino version. Here’s a couple more details:
“…The film is not intended to be a remake or a sequel. It will take the common elements of the first two films: an outsider, an immigrant, barges his way into the criminal establishment in pursuit of a twisted version of the American dream, becoming a kingpin through a campaign of ruthlessness and violent ambition. The studio is keeping the specifics of where the new Tony character comes from under wraps at the moment, but ethnicity and geography were important in the first two versions. In the 1932 Scarface, an Italian (Paul Muni) took over Chicago, and in the Brian De Palma-directed remake, a Cuban cornered the cocaine trade in 1980s Miami, only to be consumed by it. Ann Dvorak, George Raft and Boris Karloff starred in the original and Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio starred in the remake…”
Um, yeah. This is probably the worst news ever. Then again, we all knew it was bound to happen one day. Stay tuned for more info.