One of Martin Scorsese’s most well-liked movies from the past 20 years is Gangs of New York, a 2002 production with Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis. Scorsese is set to produce the series and will also direct the first two episodes.
The program, however, won’t be a remake of the movie. Returning to the original material, Scorsese and author Brett Leonard analyze fresh people and stories from Herbert Asbury’s nonfiction book from 1927.
Beginning in the latter half of the 1800s and extending through Prohibition, Asbury’s history includes several decades of organized crime.
Perhaps this program will fall somewhere between Scorsese’s film, which takes place in 1862, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, which he directed and executive produced, which takes place in the 1920s.
“This period and era of America’s history and tradition is filled with individuals and tales that we could not properly examine in a two-hour film,” he stated upon introducing the project.
A television series gives us the space and creative flexibility to vividly depict this vibrant world and all the effects it has had and continues to have on our society.
Along with this serial project, Scorsese will release Killers of the Flower Moon in 2023, an adaptation of the same-named book by David Grann. According to an explanation he gave at Premiere some time ago, the movie will be the first western ever shot by the legendary director.
He stated, “We anticipate it to be a western.” It took place in Oklahoma from 1921–1922. There will undoubtedly be a vehicle and horse-owning cowboys. The Osage, an Indian tribe who got terrible territory and who they cherished since they were thought never to be interested in possessing it by white people, is the primary subject of the movie.