That’s right, the new Scorsese serial killer film is coming; something that he’s apparently had in the works since 2017. Granted, that isn’t that long ago, but people were still bitter about Silence when we heard that news.
The hype train is well and truly back for Martin Scorsese, as well as Robert De Niro who, in an uncharacteristic move, has appeared in two actually good films back to back this year; Joker and The Irishman.
Based on the novel Killers of the Flower Moon, Scorsese has plans to rope Leonardo DiCaprio into his film, alongside Robert De Niro, as the story follows:
“a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land.
“Officially, the count of the murdered full-blood wealthy Osage native Americans reaches at least 20, but Grann suspects that hundreds more may have been killed because of their ties to oil.”
It is a non-fiction work, which plays more into the sort of thing that will really go down a storm these days, given everyone’s love for true-crime.
Working on the film would also be cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, who also worked on the liked of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman.
Speaking to Collider, the DOP said:
“Right now I’m in the process of researching different ways of shooting it so we still have to actually meet, and I’ll show him images, propose ideas. He’ll probably have his thoughts too, but we still haven’t figured [out the tone of the film]. So, on the way.“
The cinematographer also said that he was currently in Oklahoma, conducting “preliminary camera tests” and scouting for the project, which is expected to start in March 2020.
Given that The Irishman began filming in September of 2017 and only just came out, it’s likely that this film will have a similar turnover.
That means that we could expect to see Scorsese’s next film around March of 2022; perhaps sooner, given that less time will be spent de-aging various actors.
We’ll have to wait and see.
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