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Diego Luna Is Set To Play The Lead In 'Scarface' Reboot

Claire Reid

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Diego Luna Is Set To Play The Lead In 'Scarface' Reboot

Way back in 2015, before everything went wrong, Universal Pictures announced it would be making a Scarface reboot.

In fact, for many that announcement may have been the start of everything going wrong, because it caused a bit of an outcry from die-hard fans of the 1983 film who believed it was a form of sacrilege to mess around with a classic; although the 1983 film is actually a remake of a 1932 film.

The reboot will be set in the modern-day and will be focussing on a Mexican immigrant, not a Cuban, and it is said to be taking place in LA, not Miami.

According to Variety, Diego Luna, from Rogue One, will be in the lead role - the equivalent of Tony Montana. I think having it set in a completely different time and place is the only way this film could work, because, let's face it, Al Pacino WAS Tony Montana, wasn't he? He couldn't be replaced.

The film has already hit a bump, however, because Antoine Fuqua, who was set to be director, has had to drop out of the film because he is doing a sequel to The Equalizer, with Denzel Washington.

Pacino didn't seem to mind the idea of a remake, as he told the Hollywood Reporter: "Oh, it's fine. It's part of what we do. We remake things."

Marty Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface film, will be a producer on the reboot, as well as Marc Shmuger, Dylan Clark and Scott Stuber. Terence Winter, who created smash-hit Boardwalk Empire, is said to have written the most recent draft, Variety reports.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Claire Reid
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