Universal’s ‘Scarface’ Remake to Film in Georgia

Universal is getting ready for the reboot of the upcoming Scarface. Early this week, news broke that Universal executives are in talks with the director of Fury, End of Watch, and Suicide Squad David Ayers. Now, according to reports, we finally know where Scarface is going to film.

According to Project Casting, Scarface will shoot this summer in Georgia. Explore Georgia reports that Scarface is just the latest movie in the extensive list of new productions now shooting in across the Peach State.

About Scarface

Scarface centers around the rise and fall of a gangster. There have been two previous versions of Scarface, the latest most notably became a pop-culture phenomenon and solidified Al Pacino’s career in Hollywood. Directed by Brian De Palma the movie went on to gross $44 million at the box office.

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Al Pacino at the “Scarface” Blu-Ray DVD Worldwide Launch Party, Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. 08-23-11 (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Initially, critics didn’t praise the movie over the amount of violence, drug use, and profanity in the feature film. In fact, many Cuban expatriates in Miami bashed the movie for portraying Cubans as drug traffickers.

However, years after the film’s release, the film received reappraisal from critics and was considered by some to be one of the best mob movies in history. Even Martin Scorsese praised the film, and the feature film has become a fixture in hip-hop culture.

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Al Pacino at the “Scarface” Blu-Ray DVD Worldwide Launch Party, Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. 08-23-11 (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

Diego Luna will star in the movie and play a West Coast Hispanic gangster. The movie will be written by Jon Herman and produced by Dylan Clark via Dylan Clark Productions, alongside Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 Scarface movie.

Previously, Training Day director Antoine Fuqua was attached to star in the movie. But, dropped out of the production due to scheduling conflicts.

Georgia’s Growing Film Industry

There are over 30 movies and TV shows now shooting in Georgia. Earlier this week news broke Shia LaBeouf’s new movie The Peanut Butter Falcon was going to shoot in Savannah, Georgia this summer. Also, T.I.’s new movie The Trap is ramping up production in Atlanta, Georgia. According to Explore Georgia, Dwayne Johnson’s new movie Rampage is also filming in Georgia this summer.