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Peter Travers' 2017 Alt-Oscars: From Scorsese to 'Deadpool'

20 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Come Sunday, a.k.a. Oscars night, we'll all be tipping our hats to the year's winners. But before we do that, here's to the "losers" – the worthy ones of 2016 that, for whatever cockamamie reason, didn't even get a nomination.

In an effort to do right where the Academy effed up, I give you the Travers Awards – my own personal version of the Alt-Oscars. (For those of you playing along at home, the award is an engraved image of a critic screaming.) It's one last chance to single out the »

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Hollywood Movies that inspired casino games

22 February 2017 4:16 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

When you think of an online slot, the first thing that comes to the mind is its theme and symbols. Nowadays, slot gaming developers are designing Casino games that are inspired by classic Hollywood movies from the late 1990s and the early 2000s.

Many of these Hollywood movies made a huge impact on the box office collections and have a special place in the hearts of the viewers. The special movies such as Jurassic Park, Terminator, Tomb Raider, Bridesmaids, Psycho, Scarface and Fortunes of Sparta bring your gaming instincts alive and get you amazing rewards too.

Let us talk about the movies first about the stories, characters and themes and the inspiration for the software providers to create an online slot game. You can try all these slot games at many online casinos and you can try them in the demo mode. If you are not clear on which casino to choose, »

- The Hollywood News

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The Coen brothers rewriting the script for Scarface remake

12 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week it was reported that director Antoine Fuqua had exited Universal Pictures’ planned remake of Scarface, and now comes word from Variety that Joel and Ethan Coen have signed on to polish the script for the latest take on the mobster saga.

The Coen brothers, who recently polished the screenplays for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, will work on the original script from Terrence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street).

The new Scarface is said to be a reimagining of the central immigrant story of both the 1932 and 1983 films while being set in La and focusing on a Mexican immigrant. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luno is attached to the lead role, played previously by Paul Muni and Al Pacino, while the search is currently ongoing for a new director to replace Fuqua. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Coen Brothers Co-wrote the Upcoming 'Scarface' Remake

10 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Can you imagine a Scarface remake from the Coen brothers? It's not like they haven't done a remake before -- see their takes on The Ladykillers and True Grit. And it is like they're masters of crime films, both serious and comedic, from their debut with Blood Simple through their Best Picture winner No Country for Old Men, not including movies they've only scripted. Well, we are actually going to get a smidgen of what a Scarface made by Joel and Ethan would be like, as that's another project they've co-written.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo recently polished the script for the latest cinematic incarnation of the gangster story, originally a novel by Armitage Trail, loosely based on the...

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Universal Puts Scarface Remake On The Fast Track, Coen Brothers Will Script

10 February 2017 1:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you write about Hollywood remakes all day, you tend to get a little tired. How many times will Hollywood make the same stories over and over and over again? It’s becoming a bit much, but thankfully, this particular project is a bit more interesting.

Much like yesterday’s surprising news regarding David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s upcoming, unexpected Halloween re-imagining, today’s update on the Scarface remake should perk up quite a few ears. That’s because Universal is fast-tracking the retelling with the Coen brothers set to write the screenplay, while David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day) are in contention to direct.

Congratulations. You have my undivided interest, Universal. Now don’t waste it.

While Brian De Palma’s 1983 crime thriller was, itself, a remake of the 1932 drama of the same name, it’s the one audience typically associate with the title. »

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Scarface remake set for 2018, Coen brothers penning script

10 February 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Simon Brew Feb 13, 2017

Diega Luna is set to headline the new Scarface, and a director shortlist has been drawn up...

The new remake of Scarface continues to gather pace at Universal, and some notable pieces of news surrounding it have just come to light.

Firstly, there's a release date. The new Scarface now has an official date of August 20th 2018. Straight away, that also suggests that the movie is going to be in physical production later this year. Diego Luna (Star Wars: Rogue One) has been confirmed in the lead role. Oh, and there's the small matter of the Coen brothers  writing the screenplay.

In a press release, Universal revealed the film will shoot from a script by Joel and Ethan Coen, who’ve known their way around crime dramas in the past, having previously penned and helmed Fargo and No Country For Old Men. That is a »

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The Scarface Remake: Coen Brothers to Work The Script, And Which Directors Are Frontrunners?

10 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A couple bits of news have come out today about Universal's go at a reboot of Oliver Stone and Brian De Palma's 1983 film, Scarface. The plan is to move the setting of the story from Miami to Los Angeles and make the rising drug king Mexican instead of Cuban. The studio plans to release this version in August of 2018.  The Wrap is reporting that Joen and Ethan Coen have been brought on board to polish the script that was written by Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter. The Coen Brothers obviously have a long and lengthy history of crime cinema under their belts over the years. I do not believe we should look for the same level of absurdity as their personal work suggests as...

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Scarface Remake Gets a Release Date and Coen Brothers Script

10 February 2017 12:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks after Universal's Scarface remake gained star Diego Luna and lost director Antoine Fuqua, the studio has brought on Joel Coen and Ethan Coen to rewrite the script. The studio has also set an August 10, 2018 release date, a date which the studio had previously set aside for an untitled "event film." As of now, the remake doesn't have any direct competition, although Sony's Holmes & Watson opens a week earlier on August 3, along with an untitled Disney live-action movie.

Variety also reports that the studio is close to finding a new director, following the departure of Antoine Fuqua. Whoever the studio brings on will be the fourth director to sign on, following in the footsteps of David Yates (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Pablo Larrain (Jackie) and Antoine Fuqua. There have also been a slew of writers on the project before the Coen Brothers came aboard, »

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Newswire: Coen brothers to rewrite that ill-timed Scarface remake

10 February 2017 12:21 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Giorgio Moroder’s score notwithstanding, Brian De Palma’s 1983 version of Scarface was always a bad idea—a sensationalized, extremely bloated remake of one of definitive gangster movies, with a glazed, hammy Al Pacino in the lead role. (Fortunately, both De Palma and Pacino made up for Scarface’s sins with Carlito’s Way, a genuinely great film.) And remaking De Palma’s version is an even worse idea in light of the current political situation, seeing as its protagonist, Tony Montana, is a two-for-one special of modern-day nationalist bogeymen: a dangerously un-vetted refugee and a murderous Latino stereotype.

But, hey, Scarface remains popular, and it’s not like Universal gets to collect royalties on all those rap lyrics and unlicensed beach towels. The studio has been trying to get the remake project going since at least 2011, and last year attached Antoine Fuqua—a specialist in turning titles ...

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- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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Coen Brothers Punched up ‘Scarface’ Remake Script for Universal

10 February 2017 11:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Universal’s “Scarface” remake just got a little help from their friends, Joel and Ethan Coen. According to Deadline, the Coen Brothers helped polish the script for the studio.

Additionally, the gangster film’s release date was also announced: August 10, 2018.

Set to be a modern story about the rise and fall of a Latino gangster, previous reports stated that Diego Luna was attached to star. Though nothing has been confirmed.

As of now, Universal is on the hunt for a director after Antoine Fuqua had to depart the project in order to focus on “The Equalizer” sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Hell or High Water” helmer David MacKenzie and “Patriots Day’s” Pete Berg are front-runners to direct the film. Both will be meeting with Universal executives in the following days.

Read More: Coen Brothers Enlist Peter Fonda to Star in Their ‘Wild’ Mercedes Super Bowl Ad – Watch

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- Liz Calvario

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Coen Brothers to Polish Script for ‘Scarface’ Reimagining

10 February 2017 11:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joel and Ethan Coen have been tapped to polish the script for Universal Pictures’ “Scarface” reimagining.

The studio also dated their new take on the mobster saga for August 10, 2018.

Variety first reported that Antoine Fuqua left the project as director, but sources reveal that the studio is very close to landing a new helmer. Diego Luna, who starred in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is attached to reprise the role made famous by Al Pacino in Brian De Palma’s classic.

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Universal’s ‘Scarface’ Reimagining Loses Director Antoine Fuqua (Exclusive)

It’s not the Coen brothers’ first go-round doctoring a major script–the Oscar-winning duo were recently hired to polish Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” as well as Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

The new “Scarface,” a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, will be produced by Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark.

Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 original, »

- Justin Kroll

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Coen Brothers to Bring Back ‘Scarface’ in 2018

10 February 2017 11:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal Pictures announced Friday that they will release a remake of Al Pacino’s classic crime tale “Scarface” on August 10, 2018, filling in a slot previously listed as “Untitled Universal Event Film.” The studio has Joel and Ethan Coen attached to the project to polish the script, which had been previously worked on by “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter. The plot will follow the basic framework of Pacino’s film, but will change it from a Cuban immigrant in Miami to a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles. Antoine Fuqua was originally brought on to direct the film, but had to back. »

- Wrap Staff

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Diego Luna is Officially Cast in Scarface Remake

2 February 2017 5:10 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I think that everyone over the age of 35 is collectively thinking “please don’t tell me a Scarface remake is actually happening.”  However, it is, and the movie has just signed on its star to play the legendary Tony Montana who was originally immortalized by Al Pacino.  Diego Luna, who most recently played the anti-hero in Star Wars: Rogue One, will turn to the dark side and play Montana in the new Scarface. According to Variety, Luna is attached to the reimagining of the 1983 Brian de Palma film, which was itself a remake of the 1932 original. However, he

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- Nat Berman

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Rogue One’s Diego Luna to star in Scarface as the remake loses its director

1 February 2017 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Remaking classics is pretty trendy as of 2017, and we’ve known for a while that the iconic Al Pacino gangster movie Scarface will be getting the same treatment.

Well now thanks to Variety, we know that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna is attached to star in the project. This is good news for fans of Luna and seems like an interesting pick.

Unfortunately, this news has arrived with the announcement that the remake has lost its director.

The Universal re-imagining has apparently lost out on director Antoine Fuqua who has to start prepping for Denzel Washington’s Equalizer sequel.

While this is of course a blow to the project, one finds it hard to imagine Universal will struggle to find a replacement. The word is they have already begun meeting with candidates so production won’t be affected.

The film will be a reimagining of the »

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Fuqua is Out, Luna is In to Say 'Hello to My Little Friend'

31 January 2017 11:23 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

First you get the money, then you get the power, then you lose a director, but then you gain a star.

Some people say we don't need a remake of Scarface. I, however, will counter you with the fact that if we didn't have a remake of Scarface, we wouldn't have Scarface. Yes, that's right, Scarface with Al Pacino was a remake of the 1932 film, Scarface. So, for a third time we are getting another retelling of the classic story about an immigrant coming to America and paving his own road.  In the 1932 film, an Italian Scarface took on alcohol during prohibition.  In 1982, and Cuban Scarface took on cocaine.  Now, it looks like a Mexican Scarface will take on, I don't know, we will have to wait and see.

But that won't be all we are waiting to see. We will be waiting to see who will direct this retelling of a classic. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Scarface Remake: Director Antoine Fuqua Steps Down, Universal Looking For Replacement

31 January 2017 9:59 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Yesterday, the world was "completely taken by surprise" when it was reported that Ben Affleck will no longer be directing The Batman, and of course I am being sarcastic as Lrm has been talking about the decline of Affleck being attached to this project for years. Today, I was actually shocked when Variety reported that Antoine Fuqua has dropped out of the Scarface re-imagining project.

Fuqua is best known for his directorial work on Training Day in which Denzel Washington won an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role and for the movie The Equalizer, also with Washington in the lead role. It turns out that both The Equalizer and Washington may be to blame for this as Fuqua has decided that he will not have enough time to complete both The Equalizer 2 and Scarface on time. Sony and Washington both want the sequel to The Equalizer out »

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Diego Luna Is the New Scarface, Director Antoine Fuqua Exits

31 January 2017 9:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Scarface is one of the most iconic crime movies ever made, so it is tough for some people to accept the idea of a remake, but the 1983 version of Scarface is, itself, a remake of the 1932 movie Scarface: The Shame of a Nation. So there is evidence that a remake can work and Universal is planning a modern day reimagining. Now, it looks like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Diego Luna is poised to be the new Tony Montana.

Variety is reporting that Diego Luna is attached to star in this new version of Scarface, which Universal wants to start filming this year. The production may have found a very important piece of the puzzle, but Variety is also reporting that the Scarface remake lost another very important one. Training Day and The Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua has been attached to the movie for some time, »

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Diego Luna is set to star in the Scarface reboot, but director Antoine Fuqua is out

31 January 2017 5:13 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The latest remake of Scarface has been on the cards for about five years. Martin Bregman, one of the producers of the classic 1983 Al Pacino film, has been working with Universal to develop a new interpretation of the legend and today it was announced that Rogue One’s Diego Luna has been cast in the lead role.

The actor will next be seen in another re-make-quel-boot, Niels Arden Oplev’s new version of Flatliners with Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland and Ellen Page. Universal’s new Scarface film should propel Luna to a new, wider audience however there’s a good chance Antoine Fuqua won’t be directing him. Variety report that plans to move ahead with a sequel for the 2014 film The Equalizer are moving ahead very quickly, and the desire for a quick sequel has caused conflict in the scheduling.

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- Jon Lyus

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Rogue One’s Diego Luna To Star In Scarface Remake, Antoine Fuqua Departs

30 January 2017 7:59 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Variety is reporting tonight that Rogue One‘s Diego Luna will star in the upcoming Scarface remake, which previously had Antoine Fuqua attached to direct. We say ‘previously’ because we’re now hearing that the filmmaker has departed the project. From what we understand, Sony and Denzel Washington are eager to get The Equalizer 2 off the ground and unfortunately, Fuqua won’t have time for Universal’s film anymore, which is certainly a shame.

This shouldn’t cause too much trouble, though, as the studio is already looking for a replacement and is expected to find one quickly, meaning that production won’t be delayed. Furthermore, Terence Winter’s script will still remain in tact, and Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are all on board in producing roles.

We’ve heard in the past that this new Scarface will be a reimagining of both the 1932 and 1983 versions of the story. »

- Josh Wilding

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Blu-ray Review – Raising Cain (1992)

30 January 2017 3:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Raising Cain, 1992.

Directed by Brian De Palma.

Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and Amanda Pombo.

Synopsis:

The wife of a respected child psychologist starts to suspect that her husband’s obsession with their daughter’s behaviour may not be very healthy.

Returning to the well of Brian De Palma movies to give their meticulous treatment the wizards at Arrow Video have turned their attention to his 1992 thriller Raising Cain, a movie sandwiched between the disappointing The Bonfire of the Vanities and the brilliant Carlito’s Way in the director’s filmography and a film that was possibly his most blatant nod to Hitchcock – and Psycho in particular – since Dressed to Kill back in 1980.

John Lithgow (Cliffhanger/Blow Out) stars as Dr. Carter Nix, a child psychologist who is married to nurse Jenny (Lolita DavidovichGods and Monsters) and who dotes »

- Amie Cranswick

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