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Capone Rising sunk?

BrianDePalma.jpgCould Brian De Palma's The Untouchables: Capone Rising, the sequel to The Untouchables, be in a bit of trouble? Well it certainly looks like it has been struggling to get made for some time now, and the latest word is that it's looking as though it could be taking a back seat for another project.

Now this isn't just idle rumour, this is coming from the Director himself, Brian De Palma.

According to the Movie Geeks United podcast through Jo Blo De Palma said:

“We are still trying to cast this. We’ve had this together with a bunch of different actors over the last couple of years and things keep on falling in and out. I don’t know if it’s going to pull itself together soon enough for me to shoot next year, because I have to shoot it in the wintertime because there’s a Valentine’s Day massacre that’s gotta be done in the cold in February. If we don’t get it together in the next month or so, I’m going to go off and do something else.”

I'm really torn on whether this is good news or not. On the first hand I don't think that you can create a sequel of comparable power as The Untouchables, but then there's the fact that Brian De Palma is helming it, and since he made the first, maybe there's a chance he could do it.

I'm really not sure, but with the problems he's having getting it together, maybe waiting for the right actors is the best thing to do.




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Richard don't mean to sound like a pompous ass, as I am usually the slow one around others, but you said "The Untouchables: Capone Rising, the sequel to The Untouchables"!! I think it's the"prequel" as Capone gets nicked and chucked into the slammers for tax evasion in "The Untouchables" and dies in prison..!!

Well of course you don't sound like that mike.

Prequel it is story wise, sequel it is real world wise. I guess we could debate the semantics, but prequel would have been clearer for all.

Actually, does the Untouchables actually show his death in Prison, or does it do a title sequence to explain it all?

DePalma needs to abandon this Project, I Just dont feel a prequel will be any good.
What DePalma needs to do is go back to his roots, maybe a film in the same vein as "Sisters", "Dressed to Kill" or "Blow out", that is where his strengths lie, the sleazy psychological thrillers is where he made a name for himself, hopefully we will see another film like that soon from DePalma

----SSSSO tired of our circle-jerk -and decades stale obsession with the mob.

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