The remake of the classic Scarface has been in development at Universal Studios since 2011. But the February 2018 release date was already overwritten. This time it’s Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) who throws in the towel.
In 2020, the director was brought in to emulate the success of the 1983 film, using a new script by the Coen brothers. During a conversation at the Mumbai Festival, he said clearly and simply: “I’m not working on Scarface anymore.”
Come and go
Several actors, writers and directors were involved in the project at some point. That’s how it was Star Wars: Andor Star Diego Luna was previously the intended protagonist. But he confirmed in 2020 that he was no longer involved.
Director Antoine Fuqua (The Equilizer) joined the project after previously leaving it. But he also left the shaky ship for a new one Equilizer-movie.
When people think of Scarface, many people immediately think of the Brian de Palma and Oliver Stone Scarface from 1983, starring Al Pacino. However, the original Scarface gangster film dates back to 1932 and was directed by Howard Hawks. If and when the newest Scarface will come true has now become even more unclear.