Huffington Post - Deadline.com is reporting that Universal Pictures is working on a new film in the “Scarface” canon, looking to use the basic elements of the first two films — produced in 1932 and 1983, respectively — to create a new rags to riches, immigrant mobster story. The move is sure to draw howls from the legion of fans of the Al Pacino-starring film, which featured the the Oscar winner as a Cuban immigrant who grows to own the Miami drug market. Though Hollywood has always thrived on recycling its own products — “Scarface,” after all, is a remake — the industry has ramped up the reboot cycle in the past few years.
This is preposterous! This is an outrage! This is fucktarded! How can you remake Scarface? It’s a classic. I could bite my tongue when they said they were remaking Footloose, but not Scarface. How can you replace Pacino? How can you risk the sanctity of the franchise like this? Even though the Pacino version was a remake, it is THE Scarface. You can’t duplicate Pacino’s performance. This is seriously a travesty. This is what Hollywood has come to. They’re so lazy to look for new ideas, they just remake popular movies from the 80′s and hope people go see it. And the sad thing is, people will go see this. Enough for them to say it’s a good idea to remake another classic from the 80′s. I swear to God, if they remake The Goonies I’m going to lose my mind.