Universal has confirmed plans to move forward with another remake of [Scarface](movie:320388), the third iteration of the American crime story.
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Jonathan Herman, known for writing the script for upcoming [Straight Outta Compton](movie:332789), has been tapped to pen the next draft. Paul Attanasio and David Ayer made previous stabs at the script, and the studio appears committed to seeing this remake through to the end.
Of course, this may be a hard pill to swallow for fans of Brian De Palma's 1983 classic of the same name. Many of us hear "Scarface" and immediately imagine Al Pacino wildly brandishing a machine gun with makeshift rocket launcher.
These are some BIG shoes to fill, and while we don't know who will star as the main character (they may change his name from Tony Montana), we do know the director. That would be Pablo Larraín, best known for directing the Academy Award-nominated drama No with Gael García Bernal.
While the Chilean director will be keeping the central premise of an immigrant's ascent through the world of crime, Larraín is reportedly moving the story from Miami to Los Angeles.
Now that the earliest pieces in are place, it's just a matter of time before some casting news comes out. Stay tuned.