Yesterday came word that Martin Scorsese might be reteaming with Robert De Niro on a new mobster film. Now today word emerges that the duo might also reteam for a remake of their own classic film, â€œTaxi Driver.â€
Danish director Lars Von Trier has challenged Scorsese and De Niro to remake their 1976 classic. The idea is similar to a challenge that took place in 2003 between Von Trier and fellow Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth. Von Trier challenged Leth to remake he own 1967 film â€œThe Perfect Humanâ€ five times, each with a different obstacle, such as making the film animated. The challenge resulted in â€œThe Five Obstructions.â€
Over the weekend, while doing press in Berlin, Martin Scorsese confirmed the Von Trier â€œTaxi Driverâ€ project.
Is anyone interested in seeing a remake of â€œTaxi Driverâ€? And does the fact that it would be Scorsese and De Niro remaking it make this idea any more interesting?