Director Luca Guadagnino has teased that his take on Scarface is an "amazing project" and said the Coen brothers have provided a "great script".
The 49-year-old Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who is set to helm the long-planned reboot of the hit crime film for Universal Pictures, hinted that the adaptation could be his next movie.
Speaking to Collider, he said: "I think the project is amazing. I have a great producer in Dylan Clark and a great studio in Universal, so if the gods of cinema want that, I'm in."
Guadagnino also praised the quality of the screenplay, which has been penned by the Coen brothers, saying said: "It's a great script. We're working on that, yes."
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Guadagnino 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, after the 1932 original and the famous 1983 remake, which starred Al Pacino as Miami-based Cuban drug lord Tony Montana.
"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," he explained.
"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. I think my version will be very timely."
Guadagnino recently said his version of Scarface will be ''very timely'' and said the project will be a ''worthy reflection'' of the current social climate.