Director Luca Guadagnino has said his version of Scarface will be ''very timely'' and has revealed how the project will be a ''worthy reflection'' of the current social climate.
The 48-year-old Italian filmmaker, who is set to helm a new version of the much-loved crime film, has said the upcoming movie, which has been written by the Coen brothers, will will be another worthy reflection on a character who is a paradigm for our own compulsions for excess and ambition."
Speaking to Variety magazine, he said: ''The first Scarface from Howard Hawkes was all about the prohibition era.
"Fifty years later, Oliver Stone and Brian De Palma make their version, which is so different from the Hawkes film. Both can stand on the shelf as two wonderful pieces of sculpture.
''Hopefully ours, forty-plus years later, will be another worthy reflection on a character who is a paradigm for our own compulsions for excess and ambition," he said.
"I think my version will be very timely.''
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Luca was announced as the director of the new Scarface movie in May, which will mark the third time the story has had a big screen outing.
The first version hit the cinema in 1932 and was famously remade in 1983 with Al Pacino starring as Miami-based Cuban drug lord Tony Montana, and Michelle Pfeiffer playing the role of cocaine addict Elvira Hancock.