If that wasn't enough vintage Scorsese, the director will follow up that film with an adaptation of the true crime thriller Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio.
The first project is an adaptation of Erik Larson's book "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America".
The forthcoming film could start production as early as spring of 2018, according to Scorsese's longtime production designer Dante Ferretti.
Imperative has the rights to this movie which cost a reported $5 million to get, and the script is being now looked over by Eric Roth of Forrest Gump and Benjamin Button fame.
Scorsese is now getting ready for an early September shoot on "The Irishman", a gangster movie centered on the life of mob hit-man Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro. But Scorsese isn't stopping there, as he's got two different Leonardo DiCaprio vehicles in development for after.
Martin Scorsese is a very busy man lately.
(Don't believe me? Just watch Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street).
Scorsese and DiCaprio have reportedly been eyeing the project for months and are working with Imperative Entertainment to get the ball rolling on production.
There's no word yet who DiCaprio will play in the movie.
Ferretti, who has worked with Scorsese on nine movies from "The Age of Innocence" through "Silence", said he was going to "go to Oklahoma" to do preliminary location scouting for "Flower Moon".
Anyway, we bring all this up because (as you know) Scorsese's now gearing up to film his long-gestating mob movie, The Irishman, for Netflix.