*Universal Pictures is developing a third update of the “Scarface” movie to be produced by ousted former studio head Marc Shmuger and Martin Bregman, the veteran producer who made the second remake in 1983.
The project is in the early stages but it being described as not a sequel or outright remake of the 1983 Al Pacino version, nor the 1932 Paul Muni-George Raft movie.
Each of those was crime sagas telling the rise and fall of a gangster, and each was a mirror of their time. The 1932 version was set in Chicago and featured bootlegging, Italians and Irish mobsters. The 1983 version was set in Miami and cocaine was the vice of choice.
The new “Scarface” is planned to be the same: a crime tale set in today’s world, offering a dark look at the American Dream.