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Robert De Niro has revealed to MTV that he, Martin Scorsese and scriptwriter Paul Schrader have been discussing a possible sequel to their classic 1976 film Taxi Driver.

"I have talked to writer Paul [Schrader] and Marty [Scorsese and we've spoken about what would happen to Travis these years later," said De Niro. "We had a thing and we tried to figure it out; Paul was trying to come up with something. And it just didn't seem to work."

Keep reading after the jump to find out more from De Niro... Robert De Niro has revealed to MTV that he, Martin Scorsese and scriptwriter Paul Schrader have been discussing a possible sequel to their classic 1976 film Taxi Driver.

"I have talked to writer Paul [Schrader] and Marty [Scorsese and we've spoken about what would happen to Travis these years later," said De Niro. "We had a thing and we tried to figure it out; Paul was trying to come up with something. And it just didn't seem to work."

As sequels go finding a plot for a Taxi Driver 2 (Drive Harder?) would be a real challenge. At the end of the film, De Niro's Travis Bickle, having embarked on a bloody assassination attempt, is mistakenly hailed as a hero. Some people have suggested that the ending is nothing more than Bickle's death bed fantasy although (SPOILER ALERT!) anyone that's seen Repo Men knows that's an awful idea.

But even though some people would consider a sequel sacrilege, De Niro remains keen.

"You never know - something could come up," he said. "I thought it would be interesting to find a way to bring Travis back all these years later - maybe with something ironic about where he'd end up, as he did in the first one. All these years later, maybe we could. It's still possible."

But what could happen if they do go ahead? Travis Bickle visits a psychiatrist and calms down a bit? Gets a job driving a limo? Moves into an apartment with a hilariously mismatched roommate causing many hijinks? What do you think?