What 50 Million Dollars Looks Like

Filed under: Top Stories — Tags: , , — Rob Colding @ 1:34 pm

Since the finale of The Sopranos in 2007, there has been a gaping hole in the television schedule for a new crime drama. And now Martin Scorsese is hoping to bridge that gap with new TV show Boardwalk Empire, due to premiere later this month, for which he directed the pilot episode. [Daily Mail UK]

Martin Scorsese brings gangland drama to HBO via Reuters

Filed under: Boardwalk Buzz — Tags: , — Boardwalk Empire @ 4:40 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Never one to shy away from putting gangland dramas on film, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is now bringing an underworld story to television as executive producer of upcoming HBO series “Boardwalk Empire“.

Boardwalk Empire” is based on a nonfiction book by Nelson Johnson, chronicling the life of Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, played by Steve Buscemi. It is set in New Jersey’s Atlantic City during the 1920s, just as World War One ended, women received the right to vote and the sale of liquor became prohibited throughout the United States under federal law.

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Boardwalk Empire is Finally Steve Buscemi’s Empire

Filed under: Top Stories — Tags: , , , — Rob Colding @ 10:43 am

When “Boardwalk Empire” creator and executive producer Terence Winter called Steve Buscemi to tell him that he had landed the lead role in HBO’s new epic series about Atlantic City in the 1920s, the highly respected actor didn’t believe it; Winter had to break the news to him twice. [Los Angeles Times]

The Inside Track on Boardwalk Empire

Filed under: Top Stories — Tags: , , , — Rob Colding @ 10:33 am

HBO has announced that the premiere date for “Boardwalk Empire” will be Sept. 19. The paycaster’s marquee series for 2010 bears an award-winning pedigree. Oscar winner Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) is executive producing the series about bootleggers in 1920s Atlantic City, while Terence Winter — who adapted Nelson Johnson’s novel of the same name…[The Envelope.com]

Martin Scorsese’s HBO Series Boardwalk Empire Trailer #4: “Countdown to Prohibition”

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HBO has released a fourth trailer for the Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese created Prohibition-era gangster television series Boardwalk Empire titled “Countdown to Prohibition”. The new trailer focuses on Steve Buscemi, who plays the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City and town Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, who is described as “a political fixer and backroom dealer who is equal parts politician and gangster and equally comfortable in either role.” Watch the trailer after the jump, and see why this is quickly becoming my most anticipated television series of the near future. [Slashfilm]

Boardwalk Empire: Sex, Alcohol, and Jazz Scorsese-style

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It’s official: I want to spend a night on the Boardwalk Empire set and be tucked into bed by Martin Scorsese telling me stories about “gangster toddlers.” If the last trailer for the upcoming HBO drama exec produced by director Martin Scorsese and Sopranos scribe Terence Winter didn’t sell you on the show, the “Invitation to the set” embedded below will.

Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire to Tap into Seedy, 1920s Atlantic City

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Martin Scorsese is moving forward with his new series for HBO. The network has bought 12 episodes of Boardwalk Empire including the pilot, and Scorsese and his crew were seen filming recently in Brooklyn. (Paste Magazine)

HBO Goes Back to New Jersey for ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Ambitious

Filed under: Top Stories — Tags: , , , , — Boardwalk Empire @ 1:11 pm

Reporting from New York – The sign on the chain-link fence warns “No Trespassing,” and a passerby walking through this industrial Brooklyn neighborhood wouldn’t think there was much to see beyond the barbed wire circling the lot, other than stacks of rust-colored shipping crates piled four high. (LA Times)