Scarface Remake To Feature Mexican Immigrant As Lead In Upcoming Update
(AllHipHop News) Moviemaker Antoine Fuqua has confirmed reports he's keen to remake classic gangster film “Scarface.”
The “Training Day” director's new film, “The Magnificent Seven,” opens this weekend and he already has his sights on another revamp - this time it's Brian De Palma's 1983 epic, which starred Al Pacino as violent Cuban drug lord Tony Montana.
That film was also a remake - of Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson's 1932 film “Scarface,” starring Paul Muni as an Italian gangster boss. Fuqua's new take will center on a Mexican immigrant to the U.S.
In a new chat with Fandango.com, the director said, "I read the script they have and it's actually really interesting and very timely. We're dealing with a lot of stuff now coming out of Mexico. And again, we still have those issues dealing with the American Dream, and the fact that the game is rigged, right?
"It's not really an even playing field, but the promise is that it is. The promise is that everyone gets a fair shot, but that's not always the case. So that's always relevant, and right now with what's happening in Mexico, which is where the main character comes from - he comes out of Mexico - that's relevant, especially when you've got people talking about putting up walls and other kinds of stuff. We're still dealing with immigration, we're still dealing with what would turn someone into Scarface."
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made it clear he would like to build a wall between Mexico and America to keep immigrants out, if he becomes the next U.S. leader.
Meanwhile, Fuqua's new western, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, is also a remake of a remake - the original “The Magnificent Seven” in 1960 was a take on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic Seven Samurai.