Sopranos Movie Rumors Surface... Ehh?
Rarely would one trust the word of a strip club owner. Unless that owner is Nick D'Urso of the Satin Dolls club in New Jersey, also know in fiction as the Bada Bing. You know, from the landmark series The Sopranos? D'Urso was recently quoted by the Times-Herald Record (via CHUD) as saying, "I got an inside tip that they're going to do a movie." D'Urso is so confident in this tip that he's shelving plans to renovate the venue in order to maintain the appearance of the lead character's (Tony Soprano) home away from home. Take it for what you will.
If this turns out to be true, I wouldn't be surprised. While CHUD attributes the inclination for most to believe in a big-screen version as still-whetted appetites stemming from the abrupt series finale, I'd like to think there are other less ravenous variables at play.
Rather, I readily think of what's going on with Sex and the City. Immediately following the series finale, rumors started to abound about a follow-up movie. Speculation upon speculation and denial upon denial ultimately arrives at where we are today: awaiting the May release of the film. Will such a thing happen with another HBO hit? Maybe. If the success of these franchises is any such indicator, then get ready for some big-screen wackin'.
D'Urso also mentions: "I'm not going to reveal my sources, but we got a call from somebody (working) on the script." While Sopranos creator David Chase has always been a bit cryptic about his intentions (or lack thereof) to make a movie, he did state back in 2007 that "If something appeared that really made a good 'Sopranos' movie and you could invest in it and everybody else wanted to do it, I would do it. But I think we've kind of said it and done it." (NJ.com) Michael Imperioli who played Tony's nephew, Christopher, recently echoed that sentiment. "I think we're done. I think we had our day, unless David Chase comes up with something great." (ContactMusic.com)
That does sound a bit bleak. Adding to this, HBO has apparently denied the rumor (naturally). D'Urso's renovation plans have been postponed ’til the summer. I guess this is now our measuring stick, so we'll see what happens.
What do the Sopranos fans think - would it be great to see the show revived in a movie?