Tony Montana is about to get a makeover from Minnesota's favorite filmmaker brothers.
The Coen Brothers wrote the script for a new version of 1983's classic gangster film, Scarface, Universal Studios announced Friday, Collider said. This remake has been in the works for awhile now, and the studio says the Coens "polished" the script.
They're not directing the film, Deadline says, though a director has yet to be formally announced. According to USA Today, Diego Luna of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will likely take on the lead role of Montana, made famous by Al Pacino.
The studio is calling the film "an explosive reimagining" of the original. If you've never said hello to that little film, (sorry) it's about a Cuban refugee named Tony Montana and his rise to the top of a Miami drug cartel. Collider says the reboot will be about a Mexican immigrant in modern day Los Angeles.
Variety notes this is not the first time that Joel and Ethan have reworked a major script – the brothers helped write Angelina Jolie's Unbroken as well as Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.
The movie is scheduled for release on Aug. 10, 2018.
The original Scarface, written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma, earned $65.9 million worldwide and was nominated for three Golden Globes.