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Scorsese bemused by Raging Bull sequel

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Apr 09, 2012 | 7:15am EDT

Argentinian director Martin Guigui has started production on a follow-up to Scorsese's classic 1980 biopic, which starred Robert De Niro as professional boxer Jake LaMotta.

However, Scorsese has moved swiftly to distance himself from the project, and admits he can't imagine why anyone would want to make another installment.

He tells GQ magazine, "(There's) nothing I could say about it except I don't think I could revisit the material, as they say. I think we said what we had to say at that time. All of us moved on. Different aspects of the same story basically keep making the rounds... Rise and fall and self-destruction and the suffering and somehow coming through, in some cases. Coming through the suffering so that you change in a way...

"Ultimately, at the end of Raging Bull, he's looking in a mirror and he's at comfort (sic) with himself, to a certain extent. He's not fighting, he's not beating himself up. That's all. So, I don't know where they're going to go...

"I think it is (complete) in terms of the time and place that it covered from him on stage, that's entertainment to him at the mirror at the end of the story and telling those aspects of his life. Yes. I really don't know what Raging Bull II would be."

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