Director Alan Taylor strikes a deal with “The Many Saints Of Newark” for New Line, a feature film script written by David Chase that will be a prequel to the critically acclaimed TV series, “The Sopranos.”
In 2007, Taylor won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for the sixth season episode of “The Sopranos” titled “Kennedy and Heidi,” as well as directing other episodes of the show in four of the six seasons.
Moreover, the film takes place in the 1960s, where rioting was rampant among the Black and Italian residents of Newark, New Jersey. Many of the characters from the “Sopranos” are expected to be in the film in some way but, New Line hasn’t discussed other details of the plot.
“The Sopranos”, across the board, has been regarded as one of the best TV shows that were ever made with accomplishments such as 21 Emmys out of the 111 they were nominated for in the show’s eight-year run from 1999-2007. It’ll be quite interesting to see the take on the themes and characters of “The Sopranos” from earlier decades.