Sunday 27 May 2018

Scorsese, De Niro's new mob film?

Martin Scorsese has hinted he may work with Robert De Niro again
Martin Scorsese has hinted he may work with Robert De Niro again

Martin Scorsese has revealed plans to team up with Robert De Niro again on a new mob movie.

The director - who worked with De Niro on eight films between 1973 and 1995 - is at the Berlin Film Festival to promote his new movie Shutter Island where The Guardian reports he hinted he could return to gangster themes for his next project.

Scorsese revealed: "Bob De Niro and I are talking about something that has to do with that world - there's no doubt about that."

He continued: "We're working on something like that, but it's from the vantage point of older men looking back, none of this running around stuff."

Meanwhile, other news to come out of the Berlin film festival is that Scorsese plans to remake his 1976 movie Taxi Driver, which also starred De Niro, as a collaboration with controversial director Lars Von Trier.

Peter Aalbaek, Von Trier's producing partner at Zentropa studios told Copenhagen film magazine Ekko he would "neither confirm nor deny" the rumour, but said that an announcement would be made shortly.

Paul Schrader, who wrote the original script to Taxi Driver, mentioned the idea of a sequel to the movie a few years ago.

He told the New York Post: "I was talking with Martin Scorsese about doing a sequel to Taxi Driver, where [Bickle] is older."

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