De Palma Signs On for an "Untouchable" Prequel

Variety reports that celebrated director Brian De Palma will return to old-school Chicago to direct "The Untouchables: Capone Rising," which will be a prequel to his 1987 hit "The Untouchables."

Producer Art Linson hired the screenwriting team of David Levien and Brian Koppelman ("Rounders," "Knockaround Guys") to come up with "a film that centers on young Al Capone's arrival in Chicago and his rise to criminal kingpin status. The drama charts his collision course with Irish cop Johnny Malone, the character played in the original pic by Sean Connery."

Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") was originally penciled in as director on this project, but it's De Palma's baby all the way now. (Mr. De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" was recently picked up by Universal, so fans should keep an eye out for that one.)

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de palma movies are awesome

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Jun 28 - 05:20 AM

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Ken Schrock

The Untouchables was a good movie and I'm glad De Palma is back for this. Don't get me wrong I like Fuqua but it's better to stick with the guy that started it.

Jun 28 - 12:39 PM

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Moe Beers

I just hope Kevin Kostner isn't hired for this one......

Jun 28 - 09:39 PM

Johnny Webb

Moe Beers

I just hope Kevin Kostner isn't hired for this one......

Jun 28 - 09:39 PM

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