Say hello to Diego Luna.
You might remember him from a few movies. The Terminal. Elysium. A small movie released back in December called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. You know, just a few movies.
Well now, it looks like Luna is going to have to throw on his gangster’s vest, because he has reportedly been cast as Tony Montana in the remake to 1983’s Scarface. Originally portrayed by “The Godfather” himself Al Pacino, Scarface is loosely based on the life of notorious gangster Al Capone, adapted from the 1930 book of the same name. While not much is known about the production, we do know that Training Day filmmaker Atoine Fuqua was in talks to direct, while The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terrence Winter will be writing the screenplay. And of course, Luna will be portraying the titular character.
Normally, I don’t like reporting on remakes, because they’re usually so stupidly unnecessary, like when Disney announced doing a live-action Lion King remake. However, I make exceptions when they’re new actors or new interpretations to the work that makes it unique to the original. The Departed was like that, as well as King Kong. And Beauty and the Beast looks like it’s heading that direction too.
But the sheer fact that it’s Diego Luna portraying the cocaine-selling criminal that makes me all the more excited for it. He was one of the standout performances in last year’s Rogue One, and his talents seem to be paying off well for him. If he’s lining up with the crew that I think he is, this is going to be a very exciting remake to watch, and it will especially be exciting to see how he performs in it.
Are you excited for Diego Luna’s Scarface remake? Or do you want him to say “hello” to his little friend? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: The Independent, Screenrant.