Universal Pictures plans for director Antoine Fuqua to direct the remake of Brian De Palma‘s 1983 crime film Scarface, which itself was remade from the 1932 film by Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson, Deadline.com reported.
This would be the third iteration of the crime classic that Universal made all the way back in 1932 with director Howard Hawks and Paul Muni and again in ’83 with director Brian De Palma and Al Pacino.
The new version, which has yet to be produced, will borrow the immigrant rags-to-riches story, but present it in 2016 Los Angeles, California. Jonathan Herman wrote the most recent draft, as Scarface will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production. Fuqua, who is no stranger to crime flicks), seems like the right choice for the material.
In other news, Fuqua’s other movie, The Magnificent Seven, will be in theaters on September 23, starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.