They are making a sequel to Raging Bull. No, Scorsese and De Niro have no involvement. Yes, it’s probably going to be terrible, but that’s never stopped Hollywood, has it? If you scroll down you can see the first two pics from the film.
From the press release, wherein they try to justify this movie:
This film may quench the unsatisfied thirst that movie goers desire to see more of this true middleweight boxing legend as well as newcomers who want to see an action film that shows how a man’s inner drive can overcome life’s obstacles. Raging Bull II fills in the gaps and allows us to get to know Jake LaMotta. It answers such questions as what happened to him or what he was like as a youngster. LaMotta himself was present and providing guidance before and during the shoot.
Although Raging Bull gave us the adult version of Jake LaMotta, it did not provide the rare look into Jake’s childhood nor the impact of the after effects of his violent life. Raging Bull II provides this much desired insight into the real-life struggle of a down-and-out pugilist who turns his anger, abusive childhood into a boxing career. Although his brute force turned him into a middleweight champion, it also created challenges in his life.
Martin Guigui, writer-director, has attracted a wealth of established actors, including William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore,Penelope Ann Miller, along with fresh talent such as Mojean Aria as the young Jake LaMotta. Living up to the legendary Raging Bullis quite a daunting task. Although intriguing, Raging Bull fans will have to wait until 2013 to see the film.
Can you wait a year to see this?
Who knows? This could be better than the original, right?
Yeah, I didn’t think se either.
SOURCE: National News Service Bureau