Scorsese onboard Gangs of New York series

Director Martin Scorsese has partnered with film and television studio Miramax to develop a small screen series based on his film Gangs of New York.

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

The 2002 film, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz, told the story of warring gangs in 1800s New York.

The television series will focus on these gangs at the turn of the century and those in other cities, such as Chicago and New Orleans, as well as telling the story of the birth of organised crime in America.

Scorsese first began developing the film Gangs of New York after reading the book of the same name by author Herbert Asbury.

Miramax is best known for producing films including Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and Good Will Hunting.

Miramax

Miramax

Source: Miramax