New writer hired for Scarface remake

News Glen Chapman 18 Oct 2012 - 07:29

The remake of the remake of Scarface has a new writer on board...

It's been a good few days now since we've had a new remake/reboot/reimagining to, er, get excited about. So let's chat Scarface. A new take on that has been in the planning stages for some time now. What's more, it seems as though the project has recruited a new writer in the form of Paul Attansio (Quiz Show). He's got the job of rewriting David Ayer's (Training Day) draft.

Full details of the film are as yet unknown and it would appear that it's a remake in the loosest of senses given that it's only borrowing small things such as themes, plot and the title. This seems to be the new stance on remakes to presumably prevent, or minimise, the inevitable backlash from those bemoaning the lack of ideas in Hollywood. Only last week we had those involved with the Bloodsport 'remake' taking a similar stance.

The De Palma version of Scarface is the one that is undoubtedly the most popular, with its poster adorning the walls of many a rapper, but it is in itself a remake of Howard Hawks' 1930's original which focussed on an Itallian imigrant in Chicago. De Palma's film focussed on a Cuban (well, Pacino with a dodgy accent) providing residents of Miami with lots and lots of cocaine. Where the new version will go remains to be seen...


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where did you get that scar? eating pineapple? (tv version)

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again...
Maybe Hollywood should try something new?

selling meth in Kentucky.

if you want a real buzz..i hear that they are going to hire this new guy to play in the remake of the 70's hit cul classic movie"DOLEMITE"!!! I hear that this guy has been working on this role for over 10 years. his name is Frank Edwards, he's origianlly from Chicago, ILL. and the word is..he use to be a high ranking board member in the Chicago based street gang "The Gangster Disciples",. this should be good!!!
his email is and his phone number 414-299-0875.
this remake should be a lot more realistic with this ex-gang chief playing the role. i got a chance to see frank edwards on facebook. bill fishman should really take a look at this guy if he's going to remake such a classic film.
we wish you the best mr.edwards...

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