Multi-Emmy Award winning writer and producer David Chase will be stepping behind the camera to direct his first feature film at Paramount Pictures. Chase has been directing TV shows since the 1980s, but the deal with Paramount marks the first time Chase will tackle helming a studio movie.
Chase's credits include The Sopranos (he directed both the pilot episode and the last episode), Almost Grown, The Rockford Files, and Northern Exposure. His new deal with Paramount will have him doing triple duty - writing, producing and directing.
In a press release announcing Chase's upcoming movie, Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey stated, "David is one of the great storytellers of our time, and his debut as a filmmaker is both highly anticipated and long overdue. In truth, David has been creating cinematic-quality filmed drama for more than a decade – spanning nine seasons and 86 episodes of The Sopranos. Having worked with David as a producer, I’m delighted to be with him again and to bring his unique vision to the big screen."
Chase was quoted as saying, "Brad has always been adventurous as a producer and looked for different ways of doing things. I look forward to once again working with him, and now his team. For years, Brad has been a great partner, who helped enable me to do what I need to creatively."
No further details have been released on the film. There's also no word on whether or not the movie will end by fading to black...
Source: Paramount Pictures