A film prequel of “The Sopranos” is in the works, according to a new report Thursday.
“The Sopranos” to come back and this time the mob will take over the silver screen.
Fans that can’t “stop believing” after the classic tv show went off the air in 2007 were treated to good news Thursday when it was announced that the creator of the legendary HBO drama, David Chase, would be the revival of his iconic mob family for a movie prequel.
Film production company New Line has bought the rights to Chase’s “The Many Saints of Newark,” the current title for the film project, Deadline reported.
The film will take place in the 1960s, and the involvement of the Newark, New Jersey, riots, events that involved looting, property damage and multiple deaths.
The script for the film was written by Chase and Lawrence Konner, the latter of whom also worked on the HBO tv series.
“David is a masterful storyteller, and we, together with our colleagues at HBO, are happy that he has decided to go back, and to the increase of the Soprano universe in a movie,” said Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Photo leader.
Warner Bros is the parent company for the New Line.
A script for a movie prequel to “The Sopranos” has been bought by New Line, according to a report Thursday.
It was not immediately clear what the characters of the actors from the show could appear in the film, although the series frequently uses flashback scenes with Tony Soprano’s father, “Johnny Boy,” his mother Livia, and his father’s brother, “Uncle Junior.”
In addition to writing the screenplay, with Konner, Chase will be producing the film and choose a director, Deadline reported.
The critically-acclaimed TV show broadcast on HBO from 1999 to 2007 and won numerous awards, ushering in a period of dark, anti-hero dramas like “Mad men” and “Breaking Bad.” Lead actor James Gandolfini died in 2013, but his character would be a child in the period in which the film is said to take place.
There was no immediate word on the movie’s release date.