He's found a path through No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, and is now killing the darkness with the Rolling Stones concert film Shine a Light. (A documentary that Todd McCarthy calls "an invigorating musical trip down memory lane.") But the songs, they keep a-coming. Variety reports that Martin Scorsese is once again teaming up with Shangri-La Entertainment and Fortissimo Films (who collaborated on Light) to bring Bob Marley to the big screen in a currently untitled documentary. Man, it's funny to think that this is the same guy who almost became a priest ... (Marty, not Bob) He's come a long way.

This new project has been authorized by Marley's family, and Ziggy says: "I am thrilled that the Marley family will finally have the opportunity to document our father's legacy and are truly honored to have Mr. Scorsese guide the journey." While it may seem strange that the documentary already has a release date of February 2, 2010, it is the day that Marley would have turned 65. Marley's life was cut short by cancer in 1981, but before that, there were the songs that are still immensely popular -- well beyond the regular Rastafarian reach; tunes like "I Shot the Sheriff," "Redemption Song," and "No Woman, No Cry." With Marty at the helm, this should be a good voyage.
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