The parallels between this endeavor and Boardwalk Empire are numerous, but since no one's really complaining about the presence of Boardwalk Empire in their lives, let's see what Gangs director Martin Scorsese and Miramax can do with a slightly older large-scale period crime series.

Word on the street (Tinseltown Blvd, that is) is that Scorsese wants to dive into the period in a fashion that he just couldn't do in the almost-three-hour film. While that may seem ambitious, it's been a healthy dose of delusional ambition that has brought us some of the best television of the past decade and has pared down the asinine fare like According to Jim and any TV show with acronyms.

He's Martin Scorsese. He can do this if he really wants to.