The developmental process in Hollywood can be slow and arduous, something Martin Scorsese is well aware of. 'Gangs of New York' was a film he wanted to make in 1979, but it took twenty-three years to finally get it to the big screen. It seems that he's going through a similar struggle to adapt 'Silence,' based on the novel by Shusaku Endo, as he has been attached to it since 1991. But now there's light at the end of this tunnel.
Get your bricks, bats, axes and knives, folks. The Dead Rabbits and Bill the Butcher of Martin Scorsese's epic 'Gangs of New York' will soon come to blows on your TV. Miramax has announced that the world-renowned and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese will spearhead an adaptation of his 2002 film for an ongoing TV series, with no network as yet attached. The series is sure to start a bidding frenzy, so get the scoop on Martin Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York' TV series inside!
Welcome back to the Weekly Dose of Ridiculous, in which you join us in shaking our heads disapprovingly at the most absurd news stories of the week, collected in one post for your convenience. This week we're dealing with a remake of 'Videodrome,' Todd Phillips replacing Martin Scorsese, and an over-abundance of 'American Horror Story' promos.
So the Sight & Sound poll was a big deal this week. If you missed it, it's the once-a-decade list of the top 50 films as voted by critics from around the world. But what about directors? We've got a look at the all-time top 10 lists from some of the greats, like Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and more.
It's been an alright-alright-alright year for Matthew McConaughey, who's starred in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike,' Richard Linklater's 'Bernie,' and can currently be seen in William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe.' And now the actor will take a stroll on down to Wall Street for Martin Scorsese in 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
While you were getting pumped about the Olympics (yeah, no one does this), we were reporting on the week's most ridiculous news. From a 'Battle Royale' TV series on -- wait for it -- the CW to Martin Scorsese trying to convince us he uses Siri, we've got a breakdown of the worst and most absurd news from this week, in case you weren't paying attention.
While we won't see a new movie from Jon Favreau the director for a while yet, Jon Favreau the actor seems busier than ever.