Martin Scorsese hints at De Niro reunion movie
Story by Jack Foley
MARTIN Scorsese has hinted that he may do a new mafia movie that would reunite him with Robert De Niro.
Speaking at a press conference for his latest movie, Shutter Island, at the Berlin Film Festival, the acclaimed director dropped the possibility while being probed on the likelihood of another gangster movie from him.
The question, from a reporter from Kurdish TV, was: “When are you going to make your next big Mafioso film, something like Goodfellas 2?”
Although he laughed off the suggestion initially, saying that he had nothing more to add to the genre, he then went on to reveal that he and De Niro were talking about the possibility of working together again.
More specifically, this entailed “something that has to do with that world, no doubt about it… but it’s from the vantage point of older men looking back”.
In what proved to be a star-studded press conference, Scorsese was joined by Shutter Island‘s stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams and Sir Ben Kingsley ahead of the film’s premiere at the festival.
Critics have since heaped praise on the movie, which is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, and follows an investigation by two Feds into the apparent disappearance of a female patient on Shutter Island, a storage facility for the criminally insane.