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‘Scarface’ Remake Will Focus On Mexican Drug Cartels

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The upcoming Scarface remake at Universal will tackle the dangerous world of Mexican drug cartels, according to Cinema Blend.

Not too many people have had positive things to say about the proposed remake that’s starting to take shape at the studio. Since many people seem to absolutely adore director Brian De Palma’s 1983 crime opus, these plans haven’t settled too well with fans.

The folks at Latino Review did a bit of sleuthing and discovered Tony Montana is now a Mexican entrenched in the country’s numerous drug cartels. This adds weight to the rumors that the new Scarface will be more of a reboot than a remake.

Here’s what Deadline had to say about the feature in October:

“The film is not intended to be a remake or a sequel. It will take the common elements of the first two films: An outsider, an immigrant, barges his way into the criminal establishment in pursuit of a twisted version of the American dream, becoming a kingpin through a campaign of ruthlessness and violent ambition. The studio is keeping the specifics of where the new Tony character comes from under wraps at the moment, but ethnicity and geography were important in the first two versions.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Scarface has undergone a cultural change in the world of cinema. According to Fox News, the original 1932 adaptation of Armitage Trail’s novel portrayed the main character as an Italian working his way through the mean streets of Chicago.

When Brian De Palma decided to tackle the tale in the 80s, he transformed Scarface from an Italian into a Cuban immigrant looking to make a name for himself in Florida’s lucrative drug trade. Swapping one culture for another is in keeping with the character’s progression over the years.

What do you think about the upcoming Scarface remake? Do you think centering the film around Mexican drug cartels is a good idea?

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4 Responses to “‘Scarface’ Remake Will Focus On Mexican Drug Cartels”

  1. Anonymous

    Its makes perfect sense. The Scarface story is a timeless classic which can be remade every generation to suit the times.

  2. Javier Antonio Ramirez

    I could not imagine tony montana being a mexican cartel, but I think its a good idea to make the remake and it will be nice…

  3. John Oshaughnessy

    The only worrying thing about this is, they'll probably make it a 12A to fit the modern audience and that's what ruins remakes, Like this proposed remake of Scarface, ridiculous idea if you ask me. It's iconic role, Iconic movie. just another money making scheme.

  4. John Oshaughnessy

    The only worrying thing about this is, they'll probably make it a 12A to fit the modern audience and that's what ruins remakes, Like this proposed remake of Scarface, ridiculous idea if you ask me. It's iconic role, Iconic movie. just another money making scheme.