Legendary film composter Ennio Morriconne (THE UNTOUCHABLES, CINEMA PARADISO, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, A FISTFULL OF DOLLARS) will be re-teaming with Brian De Palma on the score for De Palma's upcoming UNTOUCHABLES sequel THE UNTOUCHABLES: CAPONE RISING.
Gerrard Butler (300) is playing Jimmy Malone, a role made famous by Sean Connery in the first film; the search is on for a new Elliot Ness and Al Capone. Brian Koppleman and David Levien (ROUNDERS, OCEANS 13) wrote the script, along with help from screenwriter David Rabe (CASUALTIES OF WAR). Production is set to start this fall for a Christmas 2008 release.
I love THE UNTOUCHABLES; it's one of De Palam's finest efforts. And I am totally down for a new gangster picture from De Palma. This film will focus on Ness and Caopone in their youth. Can't wait.