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Miramax, Martin Scorsese Developing ‘Gangs of New York’ TV Series

Scope of skein would expand beyond Empire State

Ten years afterGangs of New York” hit theaters, director Martin Scorsese is teaming with Miramax and GK Films to develop the movie into a TV series.

The planned project would follow the story of the movie and draw on events surrounding organized gangs at the turn of the 20th century and shortly thereafter, not only in New York but in such cities as Chicago  (which would arguably make it a de facto prequel to “Boardwalk Empire.”)

“This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two-hour film,” Scorsese said in a statement. “A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life.”

Said Miramax chairman Richard Nanula: “No one better exemplifies what the new Miramax is and will be better than Martin Scorsese. His dedication to quality and the art of storytelling continues to excite everyone that works with him and watches his films and television programs. We could not think of a better partner for this project than the creator of the wonderful film on which it is based.”

Gangs of New York” was released in December 2002 and grossed $77.8 million domestically and an additional $116 million worldwide. The film received 10 Oscar nominations, though it won none.

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