It seems like everybody in the movie business is talking about a movie which hasn't even been made yet, and quite possibly never will be made.
All the gossip centres around a sequel to Martin Scorcese's searing indictment of urban paranoia, 'Taxi Driver.' The rumor mill kicked in after an overheard snatch of conversation between Martin Scorcese and Danish director Lars Von Trier, which appeared to suggest that the duo were working on a sequel, and that things have progressed beyond the ideas stage.
Our insider tells us that there is a first draft script of the rumored movie in existence, penned by Scorcese, VonTrier, and somewhat bizarrely, Woody Allen.
We are told that in the script, Travis Bickle has enjoyed a peaceful life since the events of the first movie, having married love interest Betsy, with whom he fathers conjoined identical twins. Bickle's life comes unravelled when he is torn between paying for the twins to be separated and paying for a sex change operation for his pre-op transsexual boyfriend, Johnny Boy. Who is a budding jazz saxophonist.
Johnny Boy becomes involved with a gang in the Five Points and experiences a crisis of faith when Jesus appears to him in a vision. A distraught Travis then consults some local Goodfellas who accidentally kill Johnny Boy by hitting him repeatedly with a shovel, jamming his head in a vise, and feeding him through a meat grinder.
Travis then goes insane, shaves his pubic hair into a Mohawk, dresses up all in black women's clothing like an old Italian lady and shoots an FBI agent who is disguised as a nun. Probably played by Jodie Foster.
In a bloodsoaked climax, Travis shoots himself in the head with his own finger, as Betsy elopes with Bruce Willis to do some moonlighting.
We can't wait!
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