Scarface: Say Hello To Universal's Remake - Page 2
The 1932 Scarface starring Paul Muni as Tony Camonte, centers on early gang wars for control over an entire city. This was a film directed by Howard Hawks.
The 1983 film starring Pacino focuses on a Cuban refugee (Montana) who makes it big in the cocaine world while living a flashy lifestyle in the eyes of the legitimate world.
These two films have very similar plot and character arcs but are easily relatable to the audiences for their times. The 1983 Scarface is obviously far more timeless than its predecessor.
Martin Bregman will be producing the new Scarface. Bregman also produced the Pacino film; heavyweight filmmaker Oliver Stone penned the script and Brian De Palma directed.
The new film promises to be a darker look at achieving the American Dream set in today’s world of crime.
Bregman has produced many great films with terrific stories, many of which starred Pacino. As long as the script sticks to the main character’s ability to pull the audience in, doesn’t get lost in the violence and gore that are commonplace in today’s film landscape then they should be well on their way to making another memorable iteration of the classic Scarface.