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    PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A SICK JOKE

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/19/entert...ce-remake-thr/

    'Scarface' remake moving forward


    The Hollywood Reporter)Say hello to my little friend -- again.

    Universal is moving forward with its "Scarface" remake and has tapped "Straight Outta Compton" writer Jonathan Herman to do the rewrite.

    'Scarface' Star: Martin Scorsese Warned Me Hollywood Would Hate It

    Paul Attanasio and David Ayer wrote previous drafts of the film, which will be a new and original take on the immigrant story, which spawned films in 1932 and 1983.

    The 1983 version, which was released by Universal, tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing and rises up to become a powerful drug kingpin. That film made the expression "Say hello to my little friend" one of the most iconic lines in cinema.

    The new film will be set in Los Angeles and explore an immigrant's rise in the criminal underworld.

    Herman has become a go-to writer at Universal, having penned the "Straight Outta Compton" draft that received the green light from the studio. He is currently in development on "The Demonologist" and "The Birds" remake at Universal.

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    Pablo Larraín will direct "Scarface," which is being produced by Marc Shmuger via his Global Produce banner. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark also are producing for Bluegrass Films. Marty Bregman, producer of the 1983 version, is also on board to produce.

    Jon Mone and Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal.

    Herman is repped by WME, Stephen Crawford at Industry Entertainment, and Lichter, Grossman, Nicols, Adler & Feldman.

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    That and there are rumors that Leonardo Decaprio might play Tony Montana??


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    leo is god

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewfather View Post
    leo is god

    True, but how the fuck does a 40 year old Leo play an up and coming immigrant gangster in modern day LA?

    If they died his hair black and set it in 1920 maybe


    If you're going to do it, it has to be a Hispanic actor, but who is the Hispanic Michael B. Jordan of the moment?

    This isn't the 1980s. Latinos aren't going to be having Shia Labeouf playing a rising young cartel king in SoCal. They'll burn the theater down, as they should

     
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      lewfather: i mean, i really didnt like scarface. i just think leo's god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lewfather View Post
    leo is god

    True, but how the fuck does a 40 year old Leo play an up and coming immigrant gangster in modern day LA?

    If they died his hair black and set it in 1920 maybe


    If you're going to do it, it has to be a Hispanic actor, but who is the Hispanic Michael B. Jordan of the moment?

    This isn't the 1980s. Latinos aren't going to be having Shia Labeouf playing a rising young cartel king in SoCal. They'll burn the theater down, as they should
    Pacino was 43 when Scarface came out

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortbuspoker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post


    True, but how the fuck does a 40 year old Leo play an up and coming immigrant gangster in modern day LA?

    If they died his hair black and set it in 1920 maybe


    If you're going to do it, it has to be a Hispanic actor, but who is the Hispanic Michael B. Jordan of the moment?

    This isn't the 1980s. Latinos aren't going to be having Shia Labeouf playing a rising young cartel king in SoCal. They'll burn the theater down, as they should
    Pacino was 43 when Scarface came out
    This is a good point. I was totally going with what BCR was saying but wow I had no idea that Pacino was really that old when they made that movie. I guess I figured he appeared to look a little older from the makeup or something.


    That aside, I think its more the fact that they are making another Scarface than the possible Leo aspect. Decaprio is a great actor no doubt, I just can't picture him as a Tony Montana atm. And I realize the 80's Scarface was a remake, I just can't picture a remake topping that film. If they pull it off though, great... more power to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post

    True, but how the fuck does a 40 year old Leo play an up and coming immigrant gangster in modern day LA?
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    Very, VERY few remakes are worth a shit. The Jeremy Irons Lolita from 1997 was the last good one I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkonger View Post
    Very, VERY few remakes are worth a shit. The Jeremy Irons Lolita from 1997 was the last good one I think.
    well, thats just like your opinion man, because many would disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hongkonger View Post
    Very, VERY few remakes are worth a shit. The Jeremy Irons Lolita from 1997 was the last good one I think.
    well, thats just like your opinion man, because many would disagree.
    Those people are wrong. But there might have been a good remake more recently than 1997 that I've forgotten. If so please excuse me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkonger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gordman View Post

    well, thats just like your opinion man, because many would disagree.
    Those people are wrong.
    Oh

    Well im glad we cleared that up

    Sorry for any confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hongkonger View Post
    Very, VERY few remakes are worth a shit. The Jeremy Irons Lolita from 1997 was the last good one I think.


    because many would disagree.
    more compelling argument

     
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      Gordman: there we go

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    There used to be such a thing as bankable stars, where you could shove Tom Cruise or whoever in any movie and it would crush at the box office. Kind of shallow, but it seemed to work out, as actors like generally try not to choose shitty scripts.

    I don't think that works anymore. I think the most reliable predictor of financial success has shifted from name recognition to IP recognition. Instead of vehicle films for stars being the norm it's reboots, remakes, sequels, comic book movies, etc. Basing a film on an original story is riskier than ever.

     
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    In splitthis' case, she's also a longtime member of this community, and has no history of harassing or threatening people in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortbuspoker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post


    True, but how the fuck does a 40 year old Leo play an up and coming immigrant gangster in modern day LA?

    If they died his hair black and set it in 1920 maybe


    If you're going to do it, it has to be a Hispanic actor, but who is the Hispanic Michael B. Jordan of the moment?

    This isn't the 1980s. Latinos aren't going to be having Shia Labeouf playing a rising young cartel king in SoCal. They'll burn the theater down, as they should
    Pacino was 43 when Scarface came out

    Didn't know that. Still, age aside, Italian immigrants taking over crime was a real thing in the 1932 original, as was Cubans in Miami in the early 80's. You don't get whiter than Leo. What violent immigrant group is he portraying?

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    Sounds like it's a remake in title only. Who fucking cares. Leo is God.
    Take me down to the Parvati City where the reps are green and the girls are pretty. Take me home.

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    Scarface was Al Capone.

    They need to find another facial defect to name their movies after, like Cauliflower Ear or Droopy Eye Lid. Whats next, a movie about a Mexican ballplayer titled The Bambino?

     
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