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Bada-bing! The Sopranos are getting a movie prequel

March 8th, 2018 by Ciaran McElherron Comments

Someone must have made them an offer they couldn’t refuse and being Goodfellas, they said bada bing because once upon a time in America some one walked down the mean streets and told a Bronx tale because everyone’s favourite American Gangsters the Sopranos are coming back, only this time as a big screen prequel.

EW is reporting that series creator David Chase has teased about the possibility of a new chapter in the Sopranos saga: “I could conceive of maybe a prequel of The Sopranos,” he said, “I could never see [a return of the show] except as a prequel.”

New Line has purchased Chase and Lawrence Konner’s screenplay. With the working title of The Many Saints of Newark, the film is set within the era of the Newark riots in the 1960s — a time when African-American and Italian gangs in Newark were at each other’s throats.

Characters from The Sopranos are expected to return. Based on the time period, one might deduce that could possibly include Giovanni “Johnny Boy” (Tony’s father), Junior (Tony’s uncle), and a younger version of Livia.

“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,” Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement.

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Ciarán McElherron is 37 years old and living in Belfast with his wife Clare and an assortment of cats and a dog. He caught the nerd bug the first time he saw a lightsaber ignite and Luke Skywalker has been his hero ever since. He watches too much TV, reads too many Marvel comic books and plays way too much Football Manager. Sylvester McCoy was his Doctor and when he grows up he would like to be He-Man