De Niro wants to reprise old character

Robert De Niro wants to star in a 'Taxi Driver' sequel.

The Oscar-winning actor, who played war veteran Travis Bickle in the 1976 film, would like to revisit the character and has talked about the possibility with director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader.

The 70-year-old star told The Guardian newspaper: "I said, why don't we write something? And I talked to Marty and Paul did take a shot at something, whether it was an outline or a script, I forget.

"But somehow we didn't think it was right and it didn't take off. But I'd like to see where Travis is today.

"There was something about that 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."

De Niro is currently starring in 'The Family' as Giovanni Manzoni, a mafia supergrass who find himself marooned in small-town France.

These days, the actor says he doesn't over think roles and would rather do a scene in one take.

He said: "I used to worry about doing take after take.Now I don't worry about it so much. You can get it in the first take, more often than not.

"If there's some aspect of the character that you're really trying to get, then maybe have two."

'The Family' hits cinemas on November 22.

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