Universal Pictures has set Chilean director Pablo Larrain (No) to helm its upcoming reboot of Scarface, TheWrap reports.
Originally directed for the screen by Howard Hawks in 1932, the story of a gangster’s rise to power was based on the 1929 Armitage Trail novel of the same name. In 1983, Brian De Palma offered a modernized update of the story with Al Pacino in the lead, which is the version best known today.
Now, producers Martin Bregma and Marc Shmuger (the former of which produced De Palma’s version) are moving forward with a third big screen take, which will follow a Mexican lead in present-day Los Angeles. The character, the outlet reports, will keep the first name of Tony from the De Palma version, but will have a different last name.
Donnie Brasco scribe Paul Attanasio provided the most recent draft of the screenplay.