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Al Pacino arrives at the Blu-ray disc launch party for the 1983 film "Scarface" in Los Angeles, on Aug. 23.
A new version of the iconic film "Scarface" is in the works, according to a Deadline Hollywood report. Universal Studios is behind the project, and it's still in the very early stages -- studio heads are currently meeting with writers to see who will pen the film.
One important thing to note: this is not intended to be a typical remake or a sequel. Instead, the updated "Scarface" will include "common elements of the first two films: an outsider, an immigrant, (who) barges his way into the criminal establishment in pursuit of a twisted version of the American dream, becoming a kingpin through a campaign of ruthlessness and violent ambition."
In the very first iteration of the film in 1932, the Tony character was an Italian who took over Chicago; when Al Pacino helmed the role, he was a Cuban in the cocaine trade in Miami. There's no word yet on what the studio has its eye on for the updated version.
But here's the real question: SHOULD there even be an updated version, or should we let a good thing stand as is? For the record, lots of people were unhappy with the thought of Brian DePalma doing his version in 1983, and look how that turned out. Weigh in below, readers.