Hell to the fucking yeah! Man is this good news and something to look forward to or what!
The fact I was actually born in that sewer we call Newark makes this even better. If you are a mob movie/series fan like myself, you have suffered in a drought. Not a whole lot out there being made that is any good. I just did a post on the Gotti movie with John Travolta and that is a sad statement in and of itself.
I graduated high school in 1997. The Sopranos pretty much launched right after and I was there at the beginning. It is the only thing I have ever watched that I marked on the calendar. I don’t care if my cousin was having a baby. If it was on a Sunday night at 9pm eastern…too bad. Expect me at the hospital around 10:30pm. Deadwood was close to this for me but never reached the religious commitment for me that The Sopranos had.
I know many of you will wonder how the hell can you have The Sopranos without James Gandolfini. Well I think you can have something different but just as good. All evidence points to David Chase being a dark brilliant man and if he is involved, which he seems to be, it should hold up. You have to remember David Chase brought The Sopranos to HBO when this was an unheard of thing. There would be no Game of Thrones if not for The Sopranos. That is a fact. Chase has vision and balls.
Prequels have mixed results. Some have notoriously bombed (Dumb & Dumberer). Others have surprised and even brought in a new audience (Prometheus, XMEN and The Hobbit). Tell me you don’t want to see a young Paulie Walnuts running around New Jersey in the 60s? I picture the early Goodfellas scenes with a young Henry Hill and Tommy. I think something like that could work and even be nostalgic.
I will do my best to keep this blog updated with all I find out as this develops. I’m gonna be wrapped up on this shit like a federal wire taped to Big Pussy. Mind fucking these donkeys!