Frozen Crosswalk: The Musical

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as James Corden rounds up the cast of Frozen 2 for a new edition of his recurring Crosswalk: The Musical segment, bringing the original Frozen to the streets of Los Angeles. Plus, find out how the classic holiday movie It’s A Wonderful Life compares to the short story on which it’s based, and listen as Al Pacino breaks down four of his most famous film roles. Read More »

New On Blu-ray Godzilla Criterion

This week’s Blu-ray round-up features a monster box set, both literally and figuratively. We’re talking a massive 15-film Godzilla set from the good folks at the Criterion Collection. If that’s not enough for you, there’s more! Like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a long-awaited special edition Blu-ray of The Blob, and a 4K release of Scarface. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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scarface re-release

Brian De Palma‘s ultra-stylish, ultra-violent crime epic Scarface is returning to theaters for its 35th anniversary. Along with the film, the Tribeca Film Festival retrospective event featuring De Palma and actors Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Steven Bauer will be screened as well.

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Say hello to your potential new Scarface director. Again.

After initial conversations to direct the gangster movie remake fell through, Antoine Fuqua is back in negotiations to be the Scarface remake director. But as conversations are underway, the remake’s release date is once again up in the air.

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‘Scarface’ Remake Loses Director David Ayer

David Ayer Reflect on Suicide Squad

Universal’s Scarface remake has lost another director. Following in the footsteps of Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), David Ayer (Fury) has dropped out of the film, which will star Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Creative differences led to the End of Watch and Suicide Squad director’s departure.

Below, learn more about the latest trouble surrounding Scarface remake.

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David Ayer directing header

In news that would make James Franco’s white gangster character in Spring Breakers lose his mind, Universal Pictures’ long-brewing Scarface remake may have finally found its director. Suicide Squad director David Ayer is in early talks to take over directing duties from The Equalizer’s Antoine Fuqua, who vacated the project earlier this year due to scheduling conflicts. But is Ayer a good fit for this project?
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Scarface remake

If there was one way to make the Scarface remake more compelling, hiring Joel and Ethan Coen to rewrite the script does the trick. The Universal project, which recently lost director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), is getting a polish from the Coen Brothers, who’ve done some well-known rewrites throughout their careers. Sadly, they won’t direct the Diego Luna-led remake, but Universal is considering Peter Berg (Patriots Day) and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) for the job.

Below, learn more about the Scarface remake.

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Scarface remake casts Diego Luna, loses director Antoine Fuqua

Universal’s Scarface remake has gone through a few different potential directors over the years, and it’s just lost another one. Antoine Fuqua has reportedly dropped out of the project, due to scheduling conflicts with Sony’s The Equalizer sequel. But it’s not all bad news for Scarface. While it may not have a director right now, it apparently does have a star. Diego Luna, fresh off his star turn in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is reportedly attached to play the lead.  Read More »

Scarface Remake Screenplay

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Terence Winter has signed on to re-write Training Day/Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua‘s Scarface remake. Find out more about how Winter will help transform the Scarface remake screenplay, after the jump.

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scarface remake

It’s hard to get too worked up about Antoine Fuqua remaking Scarface. After all, Brian DePalma’s 1983 crime classic is a remake of Howard Hawks’ 1932 crime classic and, aside from the plot revolving around the rise and fall of a dangerous criminal, they couldn’t be more different from one another. Honestly, if someone wants to make a new Scarface ever 30 years or so to reflect the changing landscape of crime in America, I’d say just go for it. As long as each new filmmaker brings something new to the template, why not?

And from the sound of things, Fuqua’s film will align itself with what troubles us in 2016, using elements from the real world to explain the motivation of a new drug empire.

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