Martin Scorsese fans rejoice, for your favorite gangster film my be coming back in a new way and in a new city.
Talks for a prequel and or continuation of the majorly successful film, The Departed may finally be in the works after years in developmental hell. While a movie sequel or prequel to the film is currently out of the question, a television series based on the film may be looking brighter and brighter with each day.
During an interview with Collider, producer Rory Lee about the possibility for a television show based on the film.
He said, “The Departed as a concept is amazing. That’s what attracted me to the story, the two moles working on either side of the law, and translating that idea into other settings with new characters, like how Fargo has taken the feel of the Coen Brother’s film. We were having discussions about making infernal affairs a television series. A different city, so it’s not anything like The Departed, but essentially The Departed as a TV series.”
Discussions for the show are still in very early talks, with the idea of it rather being a network or cable show is still up for debate.
The Departed took the Oscar for Best Picture, and was the first Best Director Oscar for Martin Scorsese. The film is based upon a series of Asian films, The Infernal Affairs.
While Dropkick Murphys may have to sing their anthem somewhere else, hopes for a television series are higher than ever.