June 12, 2020
Martin Scorsese is eager to get to Oklahoma to make his next movie, but for now, he’s settling for a virtual visit.
Scorsese was scheduled to shoot Killers of the Flower Moon, his adaptation of the Osage County-set true crime book by David Grann, in the Sooner State in March 2020, but life had other plans: Productions remain postponed due to coronavirus restrictions.
When the deadCenter Film Festival, one of Oklahoma’s leading film hubs, moved its panels and programming online for the first time, Scorsese helped ring in its 20th annual edition with a warm welcome webcast.
“I haven’t left this room in about 14 weeks,” Scorsese laughed, seated in front of two big, beautiful ’40s film noir posters at his home in Manhattan. “I’m honored to be here, albeit through video… honored because it’s your 20th anniversary, and that this event is actually being held at this time.”
Check out Scorsese’s full address below: