Leonardo DiCaprio reunites with Scorsese for The Wolf of Wall Street to play a drug-addicted stockbroker who finds himself caught in a web of corruption.
In an interview with ET Online, Scorsese described his fifth collaboration with DiCaprio as "exciting".
"We're aiming to start later this summer. It's such an exciting story," Scorsese explained. "Even though it's set in the early '90s, the attitude is there. The actions are the same. Our values are the same."
He added: "It's not like we had solid values until 1998 – the issue is that we were founded on certain values, and tried to maintain them."
Scorsese went on to suggest that The Wolf of Wall Street will illustrate the destruction that greed can cause.
"The film has more to do with human nature and not guiding or inhibiting some people when nature gets away with them. As if to say, 'Hold it, this is morally wrong because look at all these people suffering'," he explained. "It's a riotous story because of the humour and the madness and how these characters just run wild.
"You have to remember what the real drug is: money. Money's good, it's just that thing of what you do once you have it all?"
The Wolf of Wall Street is expected to begin shooting in August.
Scorsese also recently revealed that he still hopes to make his long-rumoured Frank Sinatra biopic.
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