‘Scarface’ Remake Is The Best News So Far Of 2017


On Friday, Universal Pictures made a pretty epic announcement: A remake of “Scarface” is in the works and will hit theaters Aug. 10, 2018.

According to Variety, the four-time Academy Award winners Coen brothers — who brought us “No Country For Old Men,” “Unbroken,” “True Grit,” “The Big Lebowski,” among other movies — have been tapped to rework the script; however, the studio is still on the search for a director. According to Deadline, “Lone Survivor” director Peter Berg is being considered to take on the film.

Variety also reported that Diego Luna, star of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is rumored to play Antonio "Tony" Montana in the remake. So far, we very much approve of this collaboration, although it's pretty hard to imagine anyone but Al Pacino playing Montana.

The 1983 film “Scarface,” directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, has become a cult classic, but it was actually a remake of a 1932 film loosely based on the life of Al Capone, an American gangster during the Prohibition era.

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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer took the reins at the Pentagon on Monday, becoming the third acting defense secretary since January.

Spencer is expected to temporarily lead the Pentagon while the Senate considers Army Secretary Mark Esper's nomination to succeed James Mattis as defense secretary. The Senate officially received Esper's nomination on Monday.

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U.S. Special Operations Command may be on the verge of making the dream of flying infantry soldiers a reality, but the French may very well beat them to it.

On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron shared an unusual video showing a man on a flying platform — widely characterized as a "hoverboard" — maneuvering through the skies above the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris armed with what appears to be a dummy firearm.

The video was accompanied with a simple message of "Fier de notre armée, moderne et innovante," which translates to "proud of our army, modern and innovative," suggesting that the French Armed Forces may be eyeing the unusual vehicle for potential military applications.

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If you've ever wondered if the Pentagon has ever exposed the American public to ticks infected with biological weapons, you're not alone.

Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) authored an amendment to the House version of the Fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would require the Defense Department Inspector General's Office to find out if the U.S. military experimented with using ticks and other insects as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975.

If such experiments took place, the amendment would require the inspector general's office to tell lawmakers if any of the ticks or other bugs "were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design."

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There's no one path to military service. For some, it's a lifelong goal, for others, it's a choice made in an instant.

For 27-year-old Marine Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi, who graduated from Marine Corps bootcamp on July 12, the decision to enlist was the culmination of a journey that began when he and his family were forced to flee their home in Afghanistan.

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The Air Force has administratively separated the Nellis Air Force Base sergeant who was investigated for making racist comments about her subordinates in a video that went viral last year, Task & Purpose has learned.

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