what a strange idea. of course it will suck. who the fuck thinks this is going to have some sort of commercial viability?
raging bull is great because the talent involved is great and they all were at their prime. jake la motta's story is not very interesting anyway. the things scorsese, de niro and schrader chose to explore in the film is what made it worthwile, and those are very general themes regarding the italianamerican male psyche. and of course, the filmmaking itself. unless they have some fucking genius behind it the whole thing will be very boring. if they go some other way and do something completely different then who cares?