Big movie news from Universal Pictures on Friday, as the studio announced that a reboot of Scarface is coming in 2018.

And more big news: Scarface will be written by the Coen brothers.

Here’s more, from Entertainment Weekly:

The gangster film was first brought to the screen in 1932 by Howard Hawks (based on the 1930 novel of the same name), and then famously remade by Brian De Palma in 1983. The latest version of Scarface will be written by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The 1983 version of Scarface is considered a cult classic, and the main character Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) is viewed as the quintessential gangster for many. 37-year-old Mexican actor Diego Luna is expected to play the role of Tony Montana in the remake, according to Variety.

No director has been chosen yet for the film, but the producers will the same ones that produced the 1983 version:

No casting or director choices have been announced yet, but the new Scarface will be produced by Marc Shmuger Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, and Martin Bregman, who also produced the 1983 iteration.

It will be interesting to see who is chosen as the director, and how much of an impact the Coen brothers (Fargo, No Country For Old Men) ultimately have on the movie.

Universal Pictures has set a August 10, 2018 release date for the new Scarface.

[Entertainment Weekly; Variety]

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