“Thor” Helmer to Direct “Sopranos” Film Prequel

“Game of Thrones,” “Terminator Genisys” and “Thor: The Dark World” helmer Alan Taylor has closed a deal to direct “The Many Saints Of Newark” for New Line.

David Chase and Lawrence Konner co-wrote the script for the feature which serves as a prequel to Chase and HBO’s iconic mob family drama TV series “The Sopranos”. The story is set in the 1960s, when riots swept through New Jersey and conflicts between African-American and Italian residents were at their worst.

Several characters from the series are expected to appear. Taylor directed episodes in four of the show’s six seasons and won an Emmy for his direction of one key episode. Chase is set to produce.

Source: The Wrap