Universal’s reboot of Scarface will open on August 10, 2018. The studio already had RSVP’ed the date under untitled event film. The Coen brothers are rewriting the script, the studio said. The siblings won’t direct. Several filmmakers are up for the job, notably Hell or High Water‘s David Mackenzie and Patriots’ Day’s Peter Berg.
It’s a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, produced by Marc Shmuger (Lucy), Scott Stuber (Ted) and Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes series). Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 film starring Al Pacino, serves in the same capacity in the telling of this generation’s gangster pic, which Uni first brought to the screen in 1932.
Currently, Scarface is the only major studio release on that summer weekend.
The 1983 version of Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, earned $65.9M worldwide and was nominated for three Golden Globes: for lead drama actor Pacino, supporting actor Steven Bauer, and original score by Giorgio Moroder.