Now that a Sex and the City movie is heading to theatres this summer, I suppose it was only a matter of time before we started hearing rumours about HBO’s other most popular series (for men) getting a feature film as well. Truth be told, there was talk of a Sopranos movie a few years back, but after the open-ended series finale, series creator David Chase insisted that there were no plans for a movie continuation. He did however, also say that he would “never say never”, so that really means nothing.
This week we caught wind of a possible Sopranos movie gearing up after the owner of the real-life Bada Bing club (Satin Dolls in Lodi, N.J.) received some mysterious advice to avoid making any renovations or changes to the layout of his establishment. “I got an inside tip that they’re going to do a movie, so I don’t want to make any major changes… I’m not going to reveal my sources, but we got a call from somebody (working) on the script.”
HBO has denied this, so it could very be that the guy is just looking for some free publicity. On the other hand, I do think a Sopranos movie is guaranteed to happen eventually. Assuming The Sex and the City Movie does well, there’s just too much potential for another successful film franchise here. Would you pay to see a Sopranos movie? Are there other HBO shows that deserve theatrical sequels?