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Antoine Fuqua is already looking to the future and the next movie he wants to tackle of another movie classic. We just learned that the movie is Scarface, but Antoine Fuqua wants to take on Brian De Palma and Al Pacino gangster thriller.
According to Deadline.com, Fuqua has entered negotiations with Universal studio executives about revamping Scarface for a new generation of film fans. It’s been 33 years since Brian De Palma made the EPIC gangster thriller starring Al Pacino.
The 1983 release, which was set in Miami, Florida, was itself a remake of Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s 1932 original, which starred Paul Muni in the lead role, and was based on late crime writer Armitage Trail’s 1929 novel of the same name, which was inspired by the rise and fall of real-life Chicago mob boss Al Capone.
If Fuqua signs on, his version of Scarface will take place in modern-day Los Angeles. The latest draft of the script was penned by Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman, although Donnie Brasco’s Paul Attanasio and Suicide Squad’s David Ayer previously helped to develop the plot.
Marty Bregman, who worked on De Palma’s project, will also produce the new reboot, alongside Marc Shmuger, Dylan Clark, and Scott Stuber, the husband of model-turned-actress Molly Sims.
Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven reunites him with his Training Day stars Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, while Chris Pratt also features.
The original western, directed by John Sturges, starred Yul Brynner, Steve MCQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz as seven renegades who are recruited to protect a Mexican village from bandits.
The 1960 release was based on Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai and was followed by three sequels – Return of the Magnificent Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven and The Magnificent Seven Ride Again.
We wonder if Antoine Fuqua plans to put Densel Washington as the lead in his Scarface remake?
What do you think?