Hip-Hop Rumors: R. Kelly Setting Sail For New Tour?!! “Scarface” Getting a Makeover!!!

R Kelly’s “Love Letter” Cruise Sets Sail in October!

You read correctly, and no that does not mean that R. Kelly will be taking his new tour abroad…well, not entirely. On October 1, 2012, the “Love Letter” Cruise will be leaving the Miami portend, and stopping in Grand Turk, Cay, and Nassau, Bahamas, and then heading back to the U.S.

The entire cruise will last six days, and in addition to daily concerts by Kells, the cruise will also offer a fashion show, salsa lessons, and a number of other activities. The cruise will also be used to help promote his autobiography, Soula Coaster: The Story of Me, which should be hitting store shelves some time in Spring of 2012.

This isn’t as strange as it might sound, or maybe it is. A number of iconic artists have done these types of cruises in recent years with great success, including the Backstreet Boys, Motley Crue, and New Kids on the Block.

For those of you who are upset that you can’t make it next year, have no fear – Kelly already informed fans via Twitter that this would be the first of an “annual event.”

“Scarface” Being Remade…Sigh.

This is surely not “news” to anyone who follows the recent obsession Hollywood has with remaking every movie they possibly can, and unfortunately, Brian De Palma’s 1983 “classic” Scarface is next in line. Now before you go getting all upset, the 1983 version is in fact a remake itself of a 1932 film, so Scarface being remade is not entirely a new idea.

BUT, here is the small hope that the film has going for it: David Ayer is writing the remake. The same David Ayer who wrote Training Day. You’ve got to find the small positives in every negative situation, people, and this seems to be the only positive thing going for the film at this time. The new Scarface is also said to not be a direct remake of the Pacino version, but will use the familiar and basic premise “of an immigrant working his way up in the United States.”

Thoughts on the remake, and any ideas on who should play the new incarnation of the iconic “Tony Montana” character?

  • The Truth

    Diplomats rapper Jim Jones playing the lead role would be a nice touch to be honest. I saw a video of him sniffing coke and doing pills, and while it may have been just for an independent movie at the time, his facial expression and mannerisms were on point and really convincing.

    • that would be one of the worst possible choices imaginable

    • NorthDollasTX

      man im’ma act like i just didnt read that 1st line … lol

      • LOL

      • NorthDollasTX

        ualreadyknow – you probably thought the same thing i thought … in BIG letters … “WTF”

  • PhreshBeatz365

    Will Future be on the soundtrack??? @PhreshBeatz365

  • NorthDollasTX

    this might see DAYLIGHT if they change the title, location, and stay far away from CHARACTER NAMES – think about it – 1/2 these rappers and indie movies are loosely based SCARFACE style fiction based on fact type films – so the plot never really changes anyway – ONLY THE PLAYERS!

  • Big Ice Bastardman ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “Now before you go getting all upset, the 1983 version is in fact a remake itself of a 1932 film,” Not really. They just have the same name.

  • TheBoxcarHobo

    This is a HORRIBLE idea.

  • Scarface was already ready…they called it , (” King Of New York” , then “New Jack City” , then “Blue Hill Ave” & finally ) “SHOTTAS”.

    Good look though , if they can keep the action believable.

    Sequel would be better , with Tony’s Son ( Michelle Phifer was preggo , told him last time they spoke, when she threw drink in his face.

    Maybe , kid goes legit & Sosa’s goons come after him , cuz Pacino wacked like 60 of them in Scarface Finale’?

    Son serves in Afghanistan & gets the heroin hook-up?

  • Bernie Hardknock

    Larenz Tate

  • Back when I was skinny people used to ask if I was Latino. Thought I’d be a good pick if they ever did a remake. Actually thought about that a few times. Trying to lose weight again and taking Acting 1 in the spring. Shit, I may just try to audition haha.

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  • Akwahman

    I hope they give it a whole new storyline though.

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  • It might be a good look fa sho.

  • well the 1932 version dealt with prohibition, the al pacino version dealt with coke in the 80’s…..

    wonder what they are gonna use for the story now