Report: Martin Scorsese Interested in Doing a TV Prequel to One of His Best-Known, Best-Liked Films

Oct 27, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, who has dipped his toe into the TV waters with HBO’s "Broadwalk Empire," has his sights set on another TV project.

Nicholas Pileggi, the man who wrote the hit film "Goodfellas," revealed that filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Warner Bros. are interested in doing a television version of the mob movie, reports Moviefone.com.

Rumors of the project were reported last month. But it was not revealed at that time that the show would be a prequel, nor that Scorsese himself might be interested in doing it.

Pileggi told Culture Magazine, "Of course, you can’t pick up from ‘Goodfellas,’ since we murdered everybody, or rather, everybody was murdered! There’s nobody left. … But I think we’re going to figure out a way to do the early years — sort of a prequel."

Scorsese’s directed the pilot of HBO’s "Boardwalk Empire" and is an executive producer on that series.

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