Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

'The Sopranos' Movie Prequel In the Works from Creator David Chase

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Stacy Diaz | 09 March, 2018, 05:22

While other plot detail are now sleeping with the fishes, some fan favorite "Sopranos" characters will be seen in the film. Hopefully, and just throwing it out there, in the time/place of exhuming dead actors to cash in on new prequels, I hope that Tony remains respectfully dead.

So, what will a spin-off of The Sopranos look like without its beating heart and namesake, Tony Soprano?

One thing's for certain - it will be great to revisit the rich world of The Sopranos, and spending some time with these iconic characters will no doubt prove a welcome reunion. Given the timeline, likely candidates include Tony Sopranos' father, Giovanni "Johnny Boy" Soprano, and uncle, Junior Soprano. It helped to usher in a new age for serialized storytelling on TV, and is commonly cited as being one of the shows that started the storied Golden Age of Television.

In this television age of revivals for classic and beloved series, one that has always been clamoured for by fans is HBO's groundbreaking The Sopranos from David Chase. The groundbreaking show ran for six seasons from 1999 - 2007.

The script for the film was written by Chase and Lawrence Konner, the latter of whom also worked on the HBO television series.

Chase will also serve as a producer and will assist in selecting a director for The Many Saints of Newark. At the present time, there's no indication as to who is being eyed to direct The Many Saints of Newark, but it sounds like this is in the relatively early stages.

Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said the studio was delighted to welcome Chase on board. The other piece of news is a bit more of an a shock, like a thug murdering you, execution-style inside a pizzeria.