Universal is gearing up for a second remake of Scarface and the studio has found a director to bring it to life.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has hired director Luca Guadagnino to helm a new take on the story. The original Scarface was directed by Howard Hawks in 1932. Brian DePalma reimagined the story and set it in the world of 1980’s drug trafficking starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana. Little is known about the new version other than it is set in Los Angeles.
The latest version of the Scarface reboot was written by Joel and Ethan Coen. The Coen Brothers are the award winning duo behind films like Fargo, Blood Simple, Miller’s Crossing, The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men.
Luca Guadagnino is the director of films like A Bigger Splash, Suspiria and the Academy Award nominated Call Me By Your Name. His next project is the HBO series We Are Who We Are.