Coen Brothers to Polish Script for ‘Scarface’ Reimagining

'Scarface' Reboot: Coen Brothers Rewriting Script
Courtesy of Universal

Joel and Ethan Coen have been tapped to polish the script for Universal Pictures’ “Scarface” reimagining.

The studio also dated their new take on the mobster saga for August 10, 2018.

Variety first reported that Antoine Fuqua left the project as director, but sources reveal that the studio is very close to landing a new helmer. Diego Luna, who starred in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is attached to reprise the role made famous by Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s classic.


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It’s not the Coen brothers’ first go-round doctoring a major script–the Oscar-winning duo were recently hired to polish Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” as well as Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

The new “Scarface,” a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, will be produced by Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark.

Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 original, will return to produce again. The studio first bought rights to “Scarface” in 1932.

Exec VP of production Jon Mone and VP of production Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.

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  1. a real film fan says:

    This just sacrilege-leave well alone an all time classic. Anything else will be sub-standard.

  2. Maor says:

    My old boss gave me the scarface movie, and I would definitely like to see another with Diego Luna as scarface

  3. PLEASE …..!!!!! Oscar Issac should reprise the role Tony Montana!!!!! Come On ….. PLEASE!

  4. The studio first bought the rights to Scarface in 1932? That’s a long time to hold on to a script before the movie is made!

  5. Carol Goss says:

    This, considering Al Pacino’s spectacular performance, should be good!

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