The 1932 SCARFACE was Italian American, the 1983 SCARFACE was Cuban, played iconically by Al Pacino a.k.a Tony Montana, so what’s the ethnicity of the new SCARFACE, the reboot that Universal is developing?
Latinoreview heard that the new Tony Montana will be Mexican and the story is set in the world of drug cartels.
No confirmation yet from the studio, so take this with grain of salt for now.
Well, typical if you ask me. Especially with Mexico now having a new president, Enrique Pena Pineto, who may or may not be lax when it comes to his war on the cartels, compared to their previous President.
I wonder if Mexicans themselves are getting tired of having their home portrayed by Hollywood as nothin’ but a drug-driven place…
Universal hired Training Day scribe David Ayer was hired to pen the script but then they hired scribe Paul Attanasio to do a rewrite.
The plan is to modernize this story by taking elements from both the original version 1932 and the one in 1983, a version that many consider iconic, with Al Pacino and his famous Oliver Stone-scripted one liners, directed by Brian De Palma.
No plot details yet but the plan is to take common elements from the first two versions.. an outsider, an immigrant, his rise to power from the criminal establishment in pursuit of a twisted version of the American dream, a man who becomes a kingpin by way of ruthlessness and violence.
The new SCARFACE is produced by Marc Shmuger and Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 version.