The upcoming reimagining of Scarface is shaping up to be quite an interesting project.
Attached to direct the feature for Universal Pictures is Antoine Fuqua, known for Training Day, Shooter, The Equalizer and the currently screening remake of The Magnificent Seven. He’s certainly a strong director, in this writer’s opinion, and now you can add a strong screenwriter to the mix.
According to Variety, Terence Winter, whose credits include Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, has signed up “to do a polish of Jonathan Herman’s latest draft.” Herman, by the way, recently earned himself an Academy Award nomination for Straight Outta Compton and has co-written the upcoming Scarlett Johansson-led Ghost in the Shell movie.
The Scarface tale has been brought to the screen twice: Starring Paul Muni in 1932 and, perhaps most memorably, starring Al Pacino in 1983.
The new version will keep the core tale of an immigrant climbing the world of crime, although the lead character will be a Mexican immigrant this time around.
Apart from Scarface, Winter has also signed on to pen an Andy Warhol biopic that will see Jared Leo playing the American artist.
We’ll keep you informed.