Scarface 2: Chainsaw Boogaloo: Just Kidding, It's a Remake not a Sequel!
David Ayer is going to be writing the script for it, which I suppose counts as points in its favor. He wrote Training Day, which was appropriately heavy and entertaining fare. Of course, he can also just crib from it since Denzel Washington's character was about fifty percent Tony Montana anyway.
The real question isn't even why they'd bother, we know exactly why, because they think that they can wring a few more bucks out of something. And let's face it, it will turn a pretty profit since every frat boy with that cliched poster will go see it opening weekend and drag along three brain cells worth of friends. The real question is who in the world they think can fill the shoes of Al Pacino in this generation of actors.
Scarface is pointless without Pacino, without that manic dark energy he brought to Tony Montana. But to get someone with the acting chops to pull it off, you have to convince one of the good actors to not only do a pointless paycheck flick, but to put themselves up in a no-win acting comparison to vintage Pacino.
That leaves one and only one choice: Charming Potato.