Robert De Niro talks Taxi Driver sequel

"I'd like to see where Travis is today"

While a Taxi Driver sequel has oft been mooted over the years, it has never looked as though it might really come to fruition. However, it is a prospect that still interests Robert De Niro today…

"I had that idea," said De Niro, when the prospect of revisiting Travis Bickle was raised in a recent interview with The Guardian.

"I talked to Marty [Scorsese] and Paul [Schrader] and we did take a shot at something, whether it was an outline or a script, I forget. But somehow we didn't feel it was right and it didn't take off.

"But I'd like to see where Travis is today. There was something about the guy – all that rage and alienation, that's what the city can do to you. I mean Marty and I are from New York, and even we can feel alienated."

It has of course been hypothesised that Travis actually dies at the end of the original film, and the closing sequence that sees him back behind the wheel is actually just a fantasy.

"Well, that's an interesting theory," responds De Niro. "I know that was not the intention, but it's as valid as anything." Consider the door left open...

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 15th 2013, 10:00

      No no NO! please just leave the original alone.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 15th 2013, 11:16

      He's a truck driver, don't know why just a hunch.

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    • BobTheSkull

      Nov 15th 2013, 11:38

      At least they had the presence of mind to not push forward anyway when they realized their ideas didn't work. Most directors/studios don't let that stop them these days.

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    • Jareth64

      Nov 15th 2013, 12:27

      s**t idea. It doesn't need a sequel.

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    • RKman

      Nov 15th 2013, 12:49

      Seems great, it will be just like watching John Rambo after all this years, and still, that movie is great.

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    • LSJShez

      Nov 15th 2013, 15:48

      I've got a lot of love for Taxi Driver. A sequel just seems like playing with fire to me. Some films deserve to be stand-alones. @Hadouken76 LOLOL. You're thinking of Dexter Morgan!

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      Nov 17th 2013, 2:53

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    • fuckyoomiller

      Nov 17th 2013, 18:39

      I just saw the original in 1080p last week. Suuuuuuch a perfect little film. A sequel would definitely suck.

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