… it looks like we are getting yet another reboot of a movie that doesn’t need a reboot. Remember the days when the term ‘Reboot’ only referred to restarting your PC or that Canadian CG animated series that took place inside of a computer? Anyway,
The studio is developing a new Scarface movie to be produced by ousted former studio head Marc Shmuger and Martin Bregman, the veteran producer who made the 1983 remake.
The project is in the early stages but it being described as not a sequel or outright remake of the 1983 Al Pacino-starring movie nor the 1932 Paul Muni-George Raft movie.
Each of those were crime sagas telling the rise and fall of a gangster, and each was a mirror of their time. The 1932 version was set in Chicago and featured bootlegging, Italians and Irish mobsters. The 1983 version was set in Latin-loving Miami and cocaine was the vice of choice.
The new Scarface is planned to be the same: a crime tale set in today’s world, offering a dark look at the American Dream. [Source HWR]
YESSS! Can’t WAIT! Should be AWESOME! What can Hollywood possibly think of up next?! A Robin Hood remake starring Judge Dredd, Mad Max, and Superman taking on the evil forces of the Predators with the help of the A-Team and Conan?
Anyway, I do realize that some reboots are cool (I am generally excited about Superman: Man of Steel), and it does seem like I bitch about this subject every other post, but there just seems something extra wrong with remaking a classic film like Scarface. Oh, dollars, you always get your way.