While this writer may not have been the biggest fan of director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Hugo, there may be no filmmaker who has the film world on the edge of its seat quite like this iconic auteur.
As Hugo continues to do well in theaters and kills for critics (this one found it to be a bit schizophrenic, but overall a beautiful ode to both the creation of and love for film and filmmaking), Scorsese has started to look towards the future, and has hinted at what may be next for him.
Scorsese chatted with MTV, and revealed that while he’s been attached to The Snowman in recent weeks (an adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s novel), his next film is likely going to be The Irishman, with Robert De Niro. Possibly reteaming with Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel as well, the film is easily one of the most interesting projects currently in production, and should be a welcome return to form for the director. The film will follow a teamster who doubled as a hitman, and is scripted by Steve Zaillian. Overall, this sounds like a really intriguing project, and one that can’t get here fast enough.
What do you think?