Many will think that this wonder entitled ‘The Price of Power’, directed by Brian De Palma and released in 1983, does not need a remake under any circumstances. That yes; probably the same must have been thought at the time by devotees of the equally magnificent original ‘Terror of the Underworld’ signed by Howard Hawks in 1932.
Since Hollywood intends to tell us the same story over and over again, it is best to do it together with the best filmmakers, and this is precisely what the people of Universal Pictures have thought, who has signed Luca Guadagnino to take charge of putting on stage of the new version of ‘Scarface’.
The filmmaker, nominated for the Oscar for best film for ‘Call Me by You Name’, and author of the controversial – and, in my point of view, remarkable – ‘Suspiria’, will translate into images a script written by the Joel brothers and Ethan Coen.
At the moment it is unknown if the original plan to have Diego Luna to play the successor to Paul Muni and Al Pacino continues, but between Guadagnino – who is also preparing a new ‘The Lord of the Flies’ for Warner Bros. – and The Coens, the project couldn’t have a better cover letter.