Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

'Sopranos' prequel movie in the works from creator David Chase, report says

'Sopranos' prequel movie in the works from creator David Chase, report says

The drama series which played for six seasons and showed the era of gritty ended ambiguously leaving the viewers wondering whether Tony Soprano was dead or alive.

David Chase, who created the popular mobster series, is now working on a feature film titled "The Many Saints of NY", which just got picked up by Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema, Deadline Hollywood reports. The two have had a lot of experience together while working on the television show, and have put pen to paper once more to write a greenlit prequel, which is set to be produced by New Line Cinema. It starred the late James Gandolfini as the fictional crime boss Tony Soprano, who suffered panic attacks and consulted a psychiatrist about how to balance his work as a unsafe gangster with being a good family man. Chase will also serve as a producer and will be involved in finding a director for the picture. Tony's uncle Junior is also likely to feature, although nothing is yet known about the plot.

The series, which won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards, also starred Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa and Tony Sirico.

The Sopranos, one of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV series of the last 20 years, is to return with a big screen prequel. "I could never see [a return of the show] except as a prequel".

It's unclear which cast members would return, if any.

There was no set release date and no casting announcement.

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