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No chance for Sopranos film?

TheSopranos.jpgSo far only one site I've seen has been ignorant enough to reveal what happened at the end of the Sopranos series in their newsfeed - you see there are other places in the world that haven't yet seen it - but that's no longer the big news. The creator of The Sopranos has said that a film version doesn't look like it'll happen.

After the series left itself so open for interpretation, there were a lot of comments that this could be making way for a film, not so says David Chase.

!I don't think about (a movie) much...I never say never. An idea could pop into my head where I would go, 'Wow, that would make a great movie,' but I doubt it.

I'm not being coy...If something appeared that really made a good `Sopranos' movie and you could invest in it and everybody else wanted to do it, I would do it. But I think we've kind of said it and done it."

Those were his words in an interview he gave to The Star-Ledger of Newark before he left town before the final episode aired.

In the story over at Yahoo News he says that he has no interest in elaborating on the episode, that's that as far as he is concerned, and it looks to be true of any film version too. He had considered going back in time to have a film version filled with the characters that we loved the most from the series, since a lot of them are now dead. However the big problem with the Soprano kids, they looked far too old now to get away with it.

So it looks like we're not going to see a Sopranos film, although things might change when people start digging the story up in years to come. Still, I'm glad. The last series I saw on British terrestial TV turned me off something rotten. Powerless, weak minded characters who bickered at every turn without any real resolution, it wasn't the same series that captured me when it first appeared. I doubt a film could recapture the youth of the series.





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I have followed The Sopranos through out it's entire 8 years. I have to disagree with you though Richard, as I found every season enjoyable. It definitely peaked around season 4/5 and was on a slight downturn, but it was still the best show on TV. Series 6 Part Two began slowly but it really ramped up to the climax, which in my opinion, was a fantastic ending to the greatest TV show ever to grace our screens.

A movie would certainly interest me given that I am a huge fan, but I don't feel it is necessary. As regards a report from you a while ago about a Sopranos "prequel" movie of Tony's grandparents coming to America.... that is too "The Godfather: Part Two" for my liking.

If a spin-off was to be made, I'd like to see a series about "Johnny Boy" and Corrado Jr. Soprano. That would be interesting!

I think it was season four or five, the one with the gay runaway storyline. That whole series was incredibly poor for me and I stopped watching before it finished, it just felt like it was going nowhere episode to episode and the characters were getting weaker and weaker.

That series is definitely not the best thing on television. I loved all the series before that though.

Oh man, thanks for that spidey, I forgot about that story. I kinda like that, out of all the options that they could do for a film I think this is perhaps the best. I can't see a follow on from the series working.

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