Though Martin Scorsese turns 81 in November, age is not stopping him from what he loves to do—direct films. The legendary movie maker reportedly has several projects in development, including Killers of the Flower Moon, which will premiere on October 20 with a cast starring Leonardo Caprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, and John Lithgow, among others.
An adaptation of David Grann’s book, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in the Oklahoma of the 1920s, when a series of mysterious deaths plague the Osage Nation after oil is discovered on tribal land.
And, according to a recent interview in GQ, Scorsese is also working with Todd Field and Kent Jones on a filmic adaptation of Home, the novel by Marilynne Robinson.
The director told GQ interviewer Zach Baron that he planned to continue making movies “until they pick me up off the floor.” Reflecting on his four score years, Scorsese was quoted as saying: “I got as far as this. And that’s what I do. That’s it. And if I could just muster up the energy, God willing, to make a couple more, one more maybe, and that’s it, okay? That’s as far as I got. You keep going until you can’t. But what I mean is that you gotta rip it out of your skull and your guts. To find out what the hell you really…what do you really feel should be said at this point in life by you? You gotta say something with a movie. Otherwise, what’s the point of making it? You’ve got to be saying something.”
Scorsese’s films were influenced by his Italian-American roots in New York City. He came to prominence in the late 1970s with Taxi Driver, which starred Robert De Niro in the first of eight films they made together. Other Scorsese productions include Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, The Departed, and The Irishman.
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