A prequel to the late Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel of “The Godfather” is headed for bookstores in June 2012… The new novel titled “The Family Corleone” will be adapted by author Ed Falco from an unproduced screenplay that was written by Puzo himself….
The story is set in 1930s Depression-era New York and tells how Vito Corleone rose through the criminal underworld to become the influential Don Corleone in “The Godfather”.
“The Godfather” was originally published in 1969 and has sold more than 21 million copies. Puzo followed up with two other 2 books in the series — The Sicilian” in 1984 and “Omerta” in 2000.
Puzo’s son Tony described “The Family Corleone” in a statement as “a novel that is true to Mario Puzo’s legacy”… I hope that that’s true and that this book will honor the classic characters that we (wether we like to admit it or not) admired so much!