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March 22 2018, 05:41 | Irvin Gilbert
After Years Of Speculation A Sopranos Prequel Film Is Finally Happening
Deadline.com is reporting that creator and showrunner David Chase has sold a script to New Line - the Warner Bros. unit that produced the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy - and that it has a working title: "The Many Saints of Newark".
The Sopranos will be making a sensational return with David chase reviving the hit show in the form of a prequel movie.
The script for the film was written by Chase and Lawrence Konner, the latter of whom also worked on the HBO television series.
The prequel's plot transports viewers to 1960s New Jersey, the era of the Newark riots which saw clashes between the city's black and Italian communities - and the gangsters within each group - the source said.
"David is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are thrilled that he has chose to revisit, and enlarge, the Soprano universe in a feature film", Warner Bros. Chase will also serve as producer for the film and will select the movie's director. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on the occasion of the finale's 10th anniversary, Chase did open that door ever so slightly: "I could conceive of maybe a prequel of 'The Sopranos", he told the magazine.
"Anything that's involved with 'The Sopranos, ' if they want to get us back together, of course I'm there", she said. The prequel will take place as a war erupts between the two communities, which eventually turns deadly, which leads to the Long Hot Summer of 1967.
The show had run for six seasons from 1999-2007.
The series earned 21 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and the first two seasons won Peabody Awards.