A master who teamed up with “Taxi Driver” (1976)WhenPaul schraderTurned out to be embarking on a new project. Schrader admits in an interview with The New Yorker.
In the past, Scorsese and Schrader have collaborated on “Taxi Driver” as well as “Raging Bull” (1980), “The Last Temptation of Life” (1988) and “Bringing Out the Dead” (1999). These four films are directed by Scorsese and written by Schrader. By the way, Schrader is also active as a film director, and “First Reformed” (2017) has won numerous film awards. Scorsese is executive producer of his latest work, The Card Counter.
When asked about the possibility of announcing a new release on a streaming service, Schrader said“We are planning with Scorsese. It will be a three-year series depicting the birth of Christianity.”And comment. The “Last Temptation” that they worked on was also a story with Jesus Christ as the main character, but since it is also “dramatized”, it seems that it is conceived as a drama series rather than a documentary.
“Because it is a work based on the evangelist and the (Bible) apocrypha, the title is” The Apostles and Apocrypha. “Everyone knows the New Testament, but no one knows the apocrypha. And back in the first century, there was no New Testament, just a story. There were truths, others, and fabrications. “
It is unknown how Scorsese & Schrader will participate in this project. It would be a luxury project if Scorsese was the director and Schrader was the script for the drama series, but what kind of project would it be? I would like to wait for the official announcement of the details.
Source: The New Yorker