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Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader working on series about origins of Christianity

Director Martin Scorsese and writer-filmmaker Paul Schrader, who’ve labored collectively on iconic movies like Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, are reuniting for a streaming sequence concerning the origins of Christianity.

Schrader spoke concerning the sequence throughout a brand new interview with critic Richard Brody of The New Yorker, reported IndieWire. Scorsese had final labored with Netflix for his Oscar-nominated movie The Irishman and when requested within the interview whether or not Schrader had ever considered making a streaming present, the mentioned it’s already within the works.

“Yeah. Nicely, Scorsese and I are planning one thing,” the First Reformed director mentioned. “And it’s… it will be a three-year sequence concerning the origins of Christianity,” he mentioned.

Schrader teased that the sequence is predicated on the Apostles and on the Apocrypha.

“It’s referred to as The Apostles and Apocrypha. As a result of individuals kind of know the New Testomony, however no person is aware of the Apocrypha. And again within the first century, there was no New Testomony, there’s simply these tales. And a few had been true, and a few weren’t, and a few had been forgeries,” he mentioned.

When requested by The New Yorker if the sequence can be dramatized within the vein of their movie The Final Temptation of Christ, Schrader answered, “Sure.”

Scorsese is at present busy filming his upcoming Western drama Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Lily Gladstone, amongst others whereas Schrader has accomplished The Card Counter.

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