Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scorsese shows no signs of slowing down

Even as director Martin Scorsese nears age 70, like Clint Eastwood, there seems to be no slowing this guy down, and has his itinerary packed full of future projects.

He is now in pre-production on his take at Brian Selznick's boom, The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, a story set in Paris in the 1930's about a boy thak lives in the walls of a train station. Oscar nominated screenwriter John Logan ( Gladiator, The Aviator ) is adapting the story.

Also on his plate is Silence, a long time personal love of his from the 1960's novel by Shusaku Endo, about two 17th century Jesuit priest's that face persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor, and spread the gospel of Christianity. It's widely rumored the director has wanted to make this film for a long time.

Finally on his short list is Sinatra, with rumors that this will be yet another collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio rumored to star as the crooner and Scorsese lensing, about the middle years of ol' blue eyes himself.

These are projects that have been fast tracked, but there is also a Teddy Roosevelt film on the horizon and another film reuniting his old partner Robert DeNiro, for a mob movie based on Jimmy Hoffa and hitman Frank Sheeran called I Heard You Paint Houses based from the book of the same name.

Even though Scorsese is getting up there in age, he's still cranking out top notch work and looks like he'll do it this way till his end most likely.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !