By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
While I'm never a fan of remaking classics, I do admit that a Taxi Driver remake at least has me interested considering the players involved. Now, if you remember, back in 2004 we were told that a remake was a possibility, but that never panned out. Now the buzz around Berlin is that Lars Von Trier is working on getting both Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese on board for another go.
Taxi Driver Remake?
The idea behind the project is similar to the film The Five Obstructions that Von Trier and Danish helmer Jorgen Leth made in 2003. In that film, Von Trier challenged his colleague Leth to do a remake of his own 1967 film The Perfect Human. Von Trier gave Leth the task of remaking five times, each time with a different obstacle, such as making the film animated.
In the new project, Von Trier will challenge Scorsese and De Niro to remake their 1976 classic Taxi Driver.
So far there has been no official confirmation, but that is supposedly coming shortly.