When The Sopranos ended back in 2007, fans lost their minds because we didn’t know what happened to Tony Soprano at the end of the episode. Some fans sat down & wrote some fan fiction that continued the story while others demanded a sequel in the form of a series or film. There were talks of a Soprano movie that would continue the story of the series, but we sadly lost James Gandolfini & the talks around the series faded.
Today, Deadline is reporting that New Line Cinema is pushing forward with a prequel movie for The Sopranos. The film will take place in the era of the Newark riots in the 1960s.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said:
“David is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are thrilled that he has decided to revisit, and enlarge, the Soprano universe in a feature film.”
The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around the fictional character, New Jersey-based Italian American mobster, Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). The series portrays the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his criminal organization. These are often highlighted during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco). The series features Tony’s family members, mafia colleagues and rivals, in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and protégé Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli).
Are you looking forward to this film?