There are just a few days left before we can see ‘The Many Saints of Newark’, the film that works as a prequel to ‘The Sopranos’ co-written by David Chase, also creator of the acclaimed crime series starring James Gandolfini. At first it was going to be released exclusively in theaters, but finally it is one of the titles affected by Warner’s policy for 2021, a decision that Chase did not like at all.
“Designed to be a movie”
Also, Chase has not had hairs on the tongue when explaining how angry who is for the decision to release the film simultaneously on HBO Max, going so far as to say that he probably would not have agreed to make ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ if he knew this would happen:
I honestly don’t think I would have taken the job of knowing it was going to be released simultaneously. It’s horrible, I’m still furious.
If I was one of those guys, if one of those executives was sitting here and I started complaining, they’d say, you know, there are 17 other movies that have the same problem. What could we do? Coronavirus! or i know, but those other 16 movies didn’t start out as a tv show. They don’t have to get rid of that television image before people go to the movies. But we do it. And so we are. People should go to see her at a movie theater. It was designed to be a movie. It is a beautiful movie. I never thought I’d be on HBO again. Never.
Chase’s motives are easy to understand to criticize Warner’s decision. He signed on to make a movie that would be seen on the big screen and now a lot of people probably prefer to watch it at home. The recent and notorious failures of ‘Reminiscence’ and ‘Maligno’ in the ticket office Nor do they point to being optimistic about the operation of ‘The Many Saints of Newark’.
We will soon find out if Chase’s fears are founded, since the film directed by Alan Taylor -‘Thor: The Dark World’- will be released in the United States next October 1st.