Scarface - a film so influential that even those who haven't seen it can reliably quote its iconic lines. Al Pacino and Brian De Palma, the actor-director duo behind the 1983 masterpiece are practically responsible for redefining the American crime genre. Now, after a painstakingly long wait, the pair are back and looking to do it again with a brand new project titled 'Retribution'!
Screen Daily reported that the telented collaborators would be returning to work together for the first time since 1993's revenge epic, Carlito’s Way. Retribution will reportedly be a remake of the 2003 Belgian film, The Memory Of A Killer. The plot revolves around a hitman who suffers from Alzheimer’s charged with investigating a child prostitution ring.
The news of these two Hollywood heavyweights' reunion comes as a wonderful surprise for movie fans, and I'll be eagerly anticipating their next cinematic offering.
Palma and Pacino were previously stated to be working on HBO's Happy Valley - a true life drama based on Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, though that project has since been put on hold. Pacino did a fantastic job as the impassioned Miami football coach Tony D'Amato in Any Given Sunday, so it's disappointing to see Happy Valley stuck in pre-production. That said, Retribution is a more than satisfactory replacement and it's great to see Pacino get back to his crime roots!
For a taste of what's to come, check out the trailer for The Memory Of A Killer below: