The upcoming prequel film based on ‘The Sopranos’ has found a director and it’s a familiar face from the award winning HBO series…
‘The Sopranos’ prequel currently titled ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ has found a director.
Alan Taylor — who won the 2007 Emmy award for best directing for his work on ‘The Sopranos’ episode titled ‘Kennedy and Heidi’ — has been tapped to direct the upcoming prequel film written by show creator David Chase.
Taylor, who has also worked on shows such as ‘Game of Thrones’, directed nine total episodes of ‘The Sopranos’ over the course of the show’s run and he helmed two very big episodes during the final season including the penultimate episode tilted ‘The Blue Comet’.
Taylor has worked on other feature films such as ‘Terminator Genisys’ as well as ‘Thor: The Dark World’ but this will return him to one of the most famous and beloved television series in history as he will direct the first film adaptation of ‘The Sopranos’.
‘The Many Saints of Newark’ will reportedly take place during the 1960’s during the infamous Newark riots where the African-American and Italian communities engaged in brutal violence over that period of time. While there’s no word on any further details about the plot, several characters from ‘The Sopranos’ are expected to appear in the film including the possibility of Tony Soprano’s father ‘Johnny Boy’ Soprano as well as Uncle Junior Soprano.
The news of Taylor directing ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ was first reported by The Wrap.