For those of you that didn’t know, Universal Pictures has been working on a Scarface remake since 2016. The remake will be helmed by Luca Guadagnino, who helmed the Suspiria remake & Call Me by Your Name to name a few. Recently, Guadagnino gave moviegoers an update on his Scarface update to where he discussed his take on this new version of Tony.
“The truth is that I’m interested in the Tony Montana character. He’s a symptom of the American Dream. And I think that these movies are made for their times. My own Scarface will arrive 40 years after the previous one. I think the important thing about these movies is not the fact that they’re lush and fundamental like Brian De Palma’s one. The important thing is knowing that Tony Montana is an archetypal character.”
When asked about how he would like to approach this film’s rating, he said:
“I told you about Suspiria and I kept the promise to you then, [and] I think I will surprise you with this movie too. Brian De Palma’s movie was Rated R, so I want a big R on my movie too.”
As of right now, Universal Pictures has not revealed a release date for the film. Diego Luna was attached as the lead in the upcoming remake, but when asked if he was still attached to the project, Luna said that he was not. So as of right now, the film as no cast attached to the project.