Movie fans who want to know more about The Gentlemen will be thrilled to learn that the television series has been created as a sequel to the 1991 film The Professional. In fact, the second film was originally intended to be the follow-up to the first TV series and was only brought to a halt after the rights were purchased by MGM.
Now that the rights to both The Gentlemen and The Professional have been sold, there is a possibility that this movie could be a home run for the movie industry and even help the prestige of Italian cinema as a whole. What does this mean for you as a movie fan?
Like its predecessor, The Gentlemen is based on an in-theater play. It was adapted for TV by producer Michael Douglas, who has plenty of experience in theater. While he does not claim to be the best writer ever, he did win an Oscar for his work on the film version of Stagecoach.
Directed by acclaimed producer/director Martin Scorsese, The Gentlemen starred Tony Shalhoub, John Goodman, Charles Dance, Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier, and Gene Hackman. It was a huge success and became one of the top films of 1990. Since then, the picture has had a long run, with several movies being released in its lifetime.
This movie offers another chance for the people to see familiar faces and make new ones. Before this project, none of them appeared on the big screen together. However, if you are a fan of either film, you can surely appreciate the fact that they can be reunited.
Unlike other movies that have sequels, this movie is more akin to a story. If you enjoy plays and movies like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or The Sixth Sense, you will definitely find The Gentlemen worth seeing.
The man behind the screenplay, Michael Mann, was one of the writers of The Professional, the first of the original trilogy. Now that he is writing The Gentlemen, he may very well use some of the ideas from The Professional to make a better film.
As far as the movie is concerned, you do not need to wait to see it. When you become an online shopper, you will be able to get an early screening and buy the movie from DVD. You will also be able to get the movie from many online video stores and you will be able to watch The Gentlemen online.