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Miramax and Martin Scorsese are trying to bring Gangs of New York to the small screen

Mar. 28, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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One movie my Dad could watch over and over was Martin Scorsese's GANGS OF NEW YORK. I was sort of hard on it at first because of Cameron Diaz. Then finally one day I broke down and watched it-- I loved it. So Diaz isn't the best part of the movie, but the dynamic between Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis coupled with the beautiful scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Can you believe that this movie was released ten years ago? It feels like just yesterday my Dad was telling me how awesome it was, and that he wanted me to see it posthaste. I wonder what he would think now that Miramax and Martin Scorsese are trying to bring the flick to the small screen as a series.

The series will follow, "the story of the movie and draw on events surrounding organized gangs at the turn of the 20th century and shortly thereafter, not only in New York but in such cities as Chicago.

Scorsese said this on expanding the world within GANGS OF NEW YORK, "This time and era of Americas history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two-hour fillm. 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."

If they could find the same spark that makes BOARDWALK EMPIRE so great, and combine it by bringing GANGS OF NEW YORK back to life, I definitely see it being something worth watching. Would you bring it to HBO to compete with BOARDWALK, or do they maybe see it as new life after that series?

Can't wait to hear upcoming news as the series develops.

Source: Variety

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2:18AM on 03/29/2013
Scorsese is a man of taste and isn't one to just toss in his name as a producer on a crap series. He'll ensure that its quality, especially if it bears connection to one of his films.
Scorsese is a man of taste and isn't one to just toss in his name as a producer on a crap series. He'll ensure that its quality, especially if it bears connection to one of his films.
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2:00AM on 03/29/2013
Might as well name it Boardwalk Empire 2.
Might as well name it Boardwalk Empire 2.
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1:29PM on 03/29/2013
Why?
Why?
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10:45PM on 03/28/2013

Underrated

I'm not sure I'd be keen to see the story expanded on the small screen (anything short of Day-Lewis is bound to disappoint). Having said that, Gangs of New York is a personal favorite of mine, and I feel that it's usually discarded as one of Scorsese's lesser works. Anyone else with me in considering it a masterpiece ?
I'm not sure I'd be keen to see the story expanded on the small screen (anything short of Day-Lewis is bound to disappoint). Having said that, Gangs of New York is a personal favorite of mine, and I feel that it's usually discarded as one of Scorsese's lesser works. Anyone else with me in considering it a masterpiece ?
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9:39PM on 03/28/2013
Gangs of New York was set in the 1860's around the time of the civil war. Setting the show around the turn of 20th century makes it seem closer to Boardwalk Empire than Gangs of New York in my mind. Sounds like they're just using the name of the movie for some free name recognition. Scorsese is already producer on Boardwalk Empire, so hopefully I'm just interpreting this information wrong and this might be something decent.
Gangs of New York was set in the 1860's around the time of the civil war. Setting the show around the turn of 20th century makes it seem closer to Boardwalk Empire than Gangs of New York in my mind. Sounds like they're just using the name of the movie for some free name recognition. Scorsese is already producer on Boardwalk Empire, so hopefully I'm just interpreting this information wrong and this might be something decent.
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