Why would a sensual, soulful Italian director known for having made one of the most emotionally poignant and straight-friendly gay guy movies of all time…why would HE’s own Luca Guadagnino want to direct a remake of Scarface, of all the things he could do on this planet?

Believe it or not, but Joel and Ethan Coen penned the latest version of the script. Earlier drafts were written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio.

Luca’s Scarface will be set in Los Angeles, and will presumably involve drug trafficking somewhere within the big Mexican cartels…Sinaloa, Los Zetas, Tijuana, etc.

Guadagnino directing the new Scarface is like F.W. Murnau or George Cukor directing the original 1932 version with Paul Muni.

Universal senior vp of production Jay Polidoro and director of development Lexi Barta will keep a close eye on things.