Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name) has revealed why he chose to remake a classic like The Price of Power (Scarface).
Luca Guadagnino feel a version of The Price of Power (Scarface) in our current world. He recently commented in an interview on his motivations. Since there are a lot of remakes in Hollywood now, but selecting a script and a project is always a personal journey.
"People claim that I only do remakes, but the truth of the matter is that cinema is remade throughout its existence. It is not because it is a lazy way of not being able to find original stories. It is always about seeing what certain stories say about our times, ”director Luca Guadagnino explained. “Howard Hawkes' first The Price of Power (Scarface) was about the era of prohibition. Fifty years later, Oliver Stone and Brian De Palma make their version, which is very different from the Hawkes movie. Both can be placed on the shelf as two wonderful pieces of art. Let's hope that ours, more than forty years later, is another worthy reflection on a character who is a paradigm for our own compulsions due to excess and ambition. I think my version will be very timely ”.
Who will be the protagonist?
The success and failure of the new version of The Price of Power (Scarface), will depend to a greater extent on the leading actor. Gabriel Luna (Rogue One) He dropped out of the project earlier this year, so he will surely announce his replacement soon.
The Price of Power (Scarface) has been through many filmmakers and scripts since Universal began developing the remake. David Yesterday (Suicide Squad, Hearts of Steel) teamed up to write the story in 2011 with the director of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts, David Yates. Other screenwriters and directors joined the project over the years, including David Ayer returning at some point. Antoine Fuqua also got to sound like director. Without forgetting that Joel and Ethan CoenThey decided to write the script a few years ago. "
Now we know that definitely Luca Guadagnino will be the director, so all you have to do is choose the right protagonist to The Price of Power (Scarface).
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