A step forward for the reboot of Scarface

Luca Guadagnino is announced as the director, while the script is written by Coen brothers.

After both David Ayer and Antoine Fuqua have been linked to the Universal’s Scarface reboot, Luca Guadagnino was announced as the director. The latest version of the script, which puts the story in LA, has been written by the Coen brothers after the previous drafts were worked on by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman, and Paul Attanasio.


Scarface will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Stuber will executive produce alongside Marco MarabitoJ, and Jay Polidoro and Lexi Barta will oversee the project for Universal. 


The original Scarface came out in 1932 and it was directed by Howard Hawks. The story of a young immigrant Toni Camonte – played by Paul Muni - who takes over the criminal underworld was famously remade by Brian de Palma in 1983. Starring Al Pacino - this time as Tony Montana, a powerful Miami drug lord - the remake was panned by some critics for its violence and portrayal of Cubans, but is now considered one of the best films of its genre.


The project, that has been announced way back in 2011, has finally found a director in Guadagnino, whose films include A Big Splash (2015), Call Me by Your Name (2017) and Suspiria (2018). Earlier in the year, a sequel to Call Me by Your Name was confirmed and will be based on the book sequel called Find me. Guadagnino also directed an upcoming HBO miniseries We are Who We Are and is also attached to direct an adaptation of Lord of the Flies.