Luca Guadagnino is set to direct a new ‘Scarface’, written by The Coen Brothers

The infamous crime story of Scarface has been explored cinematically many times, with Al Pacino’s rendition of the character regarded as one of the most famous acting performances of all time.

Now, it appears old Scarface is getting a makeover, with a reboot directed by Luca Guadagnino, using a script written by The Coen Brothers. 

Scarface 1983
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Call Me By Your Name director Luca Quadagnino is set to direct a reboot of the classic crime drama Scarface, with a script written by the Coen Brothers. 

The Scarface we all know and love was made in 1983, directed by Brian De Palma, starring the likes of Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film follows the story of Tony Montana and his friend Manny as they build a powerful drug empire in Miami. As Montana’s power grows, so too does his ego and his enemies, which begin to disturb the empire he has created.

So, what will make this movie different? Supposedly, the new film will be set in Los Angeles and is a “reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films.” How this reimagining will take form is unclear, but many fans speculate a present-day or futuristic depiction of the famous story is in the works. 

The Scarface reboot will be a big genre leap for Luca Quadagnino. The Italian director’s latest film was Call Me By Your Name, a coming-of-age romantic drama which has quickly become a valued representation of the LGBTQI+ community. As for The Coen Brothers, Scarface is perfectly fitting. Joel and Ethan Coen are famous for their films which include the likes of The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, Fargo, and True Grit.

While we are excited about the film, what we really want to know is who will play the lead role. If one thing is for sure, they will have big, Al Pacino shaped boots to fill and we can’t wait.