Alan Taylor, known for his work on Game of Thrones, Lost, Thor: The Dark World and Terminator Genisys, is reportedly set to direct a prequel film of The Sopranos.
According to The Wrap, Taylor has signed on to direct The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film written and produced by David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos. Taylor won the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for The Sopranos’ sixth season episode “Kennedy and Heidi.”
The story is set in the 1960s during the peak of riots caused by racial tension in Newark, New Jersey. Various characters from the Sopranos are expected to appear in the film, though its cast will naturally be entirely new due to the age differences.
Lawrence Konner, another former collaborator on The Sopranos, is listed as a co-writer.
The Sopranos originally aired from 1999 to 2007, winning dozens of Emmys and other TV awards in the process. For more on The Sopranos, check out our picks for the HBO series’ Top 15 Moments and Top 25 Quotes.
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