The director of the Oscar-nominated No, Chilean Pablo Larrain, is in talks to helm the Universal remake of Scarface. But will it happen?
According to The Wrap, Larrain, if brought on-board, would retell the immigrant story seen previously in the 1932 Paul Muni and 1983 Al Pacino versions. This third revamp would be set in modern-day Los Angeles and will feature a Mexican immigrant as the from-zero-to-anti-hero lead.
Original director David Yates moved on to Warner Bros. to direct the live-action Tarzan, and so Universal is hoping Pablo can turn one of its most popular titles into another blockbuster smash.
Executive vice president of production Jon Mone and director of development Jay Polidoro will oversee the pic for the studio. Larrain's No, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, and if his gripping work is brought to the table for a Scarface reimagining then we'll be in for an exhilarating ride.
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