A reboot of the oft-quoted 1983 cult classic ‘Scarface’ is being developed by Universal.

There is no timeline for the release of the film, at this point, since potential script writers are being considered. Universal doesn’t intend the film be a sequel or a remake, but rather a re-imagination that draws from the themes prevalent in both Al Pacino’s notorious version of Scarface and the original 1932 Howard Hawkes-directed ‘Scarface.’

According to Mike Fleming of Deadline New York:

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.

Check out the theatrical trailer from the 1983 ‘Scarface’ below.


[Deadline]