This is a project worth keeping an eye on… Martin Scorsese and Miramax announced they are in development on a Gangs of New York TV series based on the critically acclaimed feature film. The 2002 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz was set in the late 1800s and focused on the rivalry between gangs in New York (thus, the movie’s name). And according to the joint announcement by Scorsese and Miramax, the television series will “draw from the multitude of events surrounding organized gangs at the turn of the century and shortly thereafter in America.”
The series won’t only showcase gang action in New York but instead will also explore organized crime in Chicago, New Orleans, and other cities.
“This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film. A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life. I am excited to partner with Miramax in telling these stories,” stated Martin Scorsese.
“No one better exemplifies what the new Miramax is and will be better than Martin Scorsese. His dedication to quality and the art of storytelling continues to excite everyone that works with him and watches his films and television programs. We could not think of a better partner for this project than the creator of the wonderful film on which it is based,” stated Richard Nanula, chairman of Miramax and a principal at Colony Capital.
There’s no confirmation yet on when we can expect to actually see a Gangs of New York series.
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