It’s being reported that Universal has brought in Terence Winter to work on the screenplay for Scarface. The movie is a long in-development new take on the immigrant rags to riches premise of both the 1932 and 1983 movies of the same name.
Winter is best known as a writer and executive producer on The Sopranos, and writer, executive producer, and creator of Boardwalk Empire, both with HBO. He was also nominated for an Academy Award writing the script for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, and was a creator, writer, and executive producer on HBO’s short-livedVinyl, among other things.
On September 23rd, the remake of the 1960 western The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, and more will be released in theaters.
The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who is wasting no time in finding another similar project to take on. According to reports Fuqua has entered into negotiations to direct the long in development remake of Scarface for Universal Pictures.
Thanks to Straight Outta Compton being the sleeper hit of 2015, the cast and creative team have been able to get some high-profile gigs. Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins both got starring roles in Kong: Skull Island, while director F. Gary Gray was confirmed for Furious 8.
Now, Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman has been hired to do a rewrite on the Rupert Sanders-directed adaptation of the futuristic anime Ghost In The Shell. More on the story below.
Universal has released a new trailer for G. Gary Gray‘s (Friday, The Italian Job) NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. The film chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the iconic rap group NWA, and its members Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell). The red band trailer premiered already, and this new trailer features more footage of the group struggling to make it big but also inspire a revolution of a silenced generation.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer for Straight Out Of Compton.