Monday, January 24, 2005

Travis Bickle rides again, maybe

Apparently, Bobby De Niro and Uncle Marty are planning a "Taxi Driver" sequel.
The 61-year-old actor, who played deranged Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle in the 1976 classic, has been talking to director Martin Scorsese about a follow up, the Sun reports.

"We're planning a sequel built around the character when he is older," De Niro said.
No word on whether Harvey Keitel would play the ghost of the dead pimp.

Now, I would usually be against a remake of a classic and I'm not completely sold on this, but if nothing else, it might be a good study of how the dark, dirty side of New York has been cleaned up, along with some of the character that made the city unique. But we'll see.

Then again, maybe Bobby needs to sell his TriBeCa pad and move somewhere cheaper before, say, Bed-Stuy gets too expensive. Personally, I'm still waiting for a Warriors remake and the Vega Brothers prequel.

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