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The New 'Scarface' Will Reportedly Be Mexican & The Film Set Among Drug Cartels

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 5, 2012 at 5:24PM

Oh right, the "Scarface" remake/reboot/whatever. This has been percolating in a slow cooker: first announced in the fall of 2011 with David Ayer hired to write the first draft, and nearly a year later, the project got some fresh blood as "Donnie Brasco" scribe Paul Attanasio came on to pen a new script. But other details on the project remained under lock and key, most notably, just how this film would differ from the 1932 and 1983 movies. Well, it seems we now know.
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Scarface

Oh right, the "Scarface" remake/reboot/whatever. This has been percolating in a slow cooker: first announced in the fall of 2011 with David Ayer hired to write the first draft, and nearly a year later, the project got some fresh blood as "Donnie Brasco" scribe Paul Attanasio came on to pen a new script. But other details on the project remained under lock and key, most notably, just how this film would differ from the 1932 and 1983 movies. Well, it seems we now know.

Latino Review is reporting that Tony Montana will be Mexican this time around and the story will take place among the drug cartels. No word yet on the Italian-American actor who will play him. We kid!  But this is kind of dull and uninspired to a certain degree. We guess it fits among the franchise template or whatever, so on that level it makes sense. And certainly, the world of Mexican drugs right now is as topical as it is frightening, so perhaps this will be a bit more grim than the playfully over-the-top Brian De Palma film which traded on '80s excess to a whole new degree? Maybe.

No official word on if this is really how it will shake out, so we'll just have to wait and see. But does this make you any more or less excited for a "Scarface" redo? Let us know below.

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