New Scarface Planned

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A new version of Scarface is on the way, Deadline 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 looking for a writer to again update the story to present day with the hint that the new version will steer away from any specific remake elements outside of the basic storyline and the title.