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Luca Guadagnino To Direct Scarface Reboot

Luca Guadagnino To Direct Scarface Reboot

The project has been rumoured for some time but it seems that progress is finally being made

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

Luca Guadagnino is set to take the director's seat on the reboot of classic gangster flick Scarface.

The project has been rumoured for some time, but with the Call Me By Your Name director now reportedly attached to it it looks as though some progress is being made.

According to reports by Deadline, the new movie will be set in Los Angeles, rather than Miami, and will be based on a script written by the Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan, who have been working on the film for several years.

However, proposals for a reimagining of Al Pacino's 1983 version have been in the pipeline for a good few years now, with Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio having written previous draft scripts.

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In terms of the cast, no one has been nailed down to take on the lead role, though the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and even Tom Hardy have been mentioned on fans' wishlists for the new movie.

However, despite plenty of excitement surrounding the movie, many fans of the original have come out and claimed that a remake - or a reboot - is just not needed.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "SCARFACE DOES NOT NEED A REBOOT."

A second put: "Who asked for a Scarface reboot????"

A third commented: "What a shame! Hollywood stop the reboots! Scarface 1983 is a classic with no competition. Does the industry not understand reboots are damaging the original flick."

While another added: "WHY!!!!!!! the F***!!!!!!!! would you reboot SCARFACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW ARE YOJ [sic] GOING TO MAKE IT ANY BETTER."

Not everyone is against it, though. There were plenty of others who welcomed the idea of taking a fresh approach to Brian De Palma's original.

One fan wrote: "The Scarface reboot could be fantastic. Some really good names attached to the project."

Another said: "Now this sounds incredibly exciting! Luca Guadagnino to Direct Scarface Reboot Scripted by the Coens."

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Topics: Interesting, US Entertainment