Spielberg and Scorsese Team Up
Mob chronicler Martin Scorsese and moneymaker Steven Spielberg are together at last, reported Variety magazine.
The project is Into the Setting Sun, an all-American epic about the birth and construction of the first transcontinental railroad, according to Mr.Showbiz.com.
Scorsese, who’s currently shooting another period epic, Gangs of New York, will helm the yet-to-be-scripted tale, while Spielberg will produce through DreamWorks.
As it has in the past, DreamWorks will share financing with another studio, in this case, Warner Bros.
The two well-known directors have tag-teamed on projects in the past, with Spielberg developing Cape Fear before Scorsese took it over, it remains his highest-grossing film, and Scorsese once being attached to Schindler’s List, which won a Best Director Oscar for Spielberg.
Spielberg is currently shooting A.I and may follow it up with the much-delayed Minority Report. Scorsese is also eyeing Gucci, about the Italian fashion house – Albawaba.com.
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