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Adrien Brody to star in Dario Argento's next giallo... appropriately called GIALLO!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I love me some giallos and now Dario Argento (who is responsible for some great ones, including TENEBRE and BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE) is doing a film called GIALLO, which Adrien Brody has just signed on to topline. The flick is about an American flight attendant who joins an Italian detective in search of her missing sister, feared to have been abducted by a serial killer known as Yellow (hence the title, which is Italian for yellow). Emmanuelle Seigner and Elsa Pataky also join the project, scripted by Jim Agnew and Sean Keller. Brody will also Exec. Produce and the flick will be shopped at Cannes. Can't wait for this one. Brody's a great actor and it's pretty neat we'll get an actor of his stature in an Argento flick. On top of the good word MOTHER OF TEARS is getting, this could mark a significant upswing for the maestro. Thoughts?


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  • April 11, 2008, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Replacing Vincent Gallo?

    by godoffireinhell

    I think so, because Gallo dropped out a few weeks back.

  • April 11, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Mother of Tears was OK..

    by Gwai Lo

    But his Masters of Horror episodes were much better. What's with him making his daughter do nude scenes in his films? Is this an Italian thing, or are they as creeped out as I am by it?

  • April 11, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Mother of Tears

    by CuervoJones

    I hated that shitty CGI, but the movie wasn´t as bad as some people said.

  • April 11, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    An on form Argento with decent actors...

    by Boba Fat

    sounds great. I love to see him have a big hit with some of his uniquely weird film-making. But an off form Argento, and yes I'm looking at you Phantom Of The Opera, I really hope not. I've got my fingers crossed which makes it hard to type. <p>Has Mother of Tears had a US release?

  • April 11, 2008, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Good to know that Brody don't wanna take the easy way.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Y'know, like just starring in Oscar bait dramas and Blockbusters. I'm interested how this will turn out. :)

  • April 11, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Adrien Brody is the shit

    by caruso_stalker217

    Even when the movie is lacking, like THE JACKET and HOLLYWOODLAND. Motherfucker is always top notch.

  • April 11, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    We have a bad feeling about this...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...and we consider ourselves to be BIG Argento fans. Since the late 80s, he's only made one decent movie, and that was Non Ho Sonno (Sleepless). We still haven't plucked up the courage to watch The Mother Of Tears...

  • April 11, 2008, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Argento is a supreme visualist

    by Seth Gecko

    It is well known that Argento makes his stories a distant second to his directorial virtuosity. His relationship with actors over the years has been somewhat abrasive at times. That said he is a genius and is an artist of the highest order. Opera, Suspiria, Deep Red, (Profondo Rosso if you like)along with most of his work are just plain superb. Even average Argento is better than most of today's horror rubbish.I can't believe more actors of Brody's calibre have not worked with Dario over the years. Argento is a challenge that is for sure.

  • April 11, 2008, 4:14 a.m. CST

    A spoof???

    by JTWoods

    You know, my first reaction was that, whenever a filmmaker titles their film as a statement of fact about what it is, I assume it's going to be a shitty spoof. Scary Movie. Date Movie. Epic Movie. Superhero Movie. Not Another Teen Movie... Not Another Teen Movie was kinda funny actually. But, luckily, the multiple meanings of the word "giallo" allow a completely different and serious plot within the genre. Go Dario. ................ but if I'm wrong and Carmen Electra turns up in this, god help me, your Italian ass is grass.

  • April 11, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Damn,caruso is right on the Money....

    by travis-dane

    Brody rules!Gotta love the Nose....

  • April 11, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Mother of Tears was'nt really a return to form...

    by KillaKane

    I had high expectations after the early hype, I'm a big fan of Argento's 70-80s output, but unfortunately MOT paled in comparison to Susperia, Inferno and Tenebrae. Some of the dialogue and acting was pretty ropey, and the music was desktop quality (where are Goblin when you need 'em?!) Argento's trademark visual style and flourishes were lacking. Argento really needs to hook up with a decent Cinematographer and shoot in anamorphic again. With Brody onboard tho, Argento's game should hopefully be raised above his last efforts, sounds like a good set-up scriptwise, looking forward to it.

  • April 11, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST

    KING KONG

    by MaxTheSilent

    PJ should have directed the 1996 draft and cast Ron Livingston and Kate Winslet, like he should have. We would have been spared that disgracefully bloated pile that he dumped on us. Yes, the white woman craves black cock... We get that, Pete.

  • April 11, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    They ought to call it "Everybody Loves 'Giallo'...

    by Otter

    and tie it in with Jell-o.

  • April 11, 2008, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Soundtrack by Jello Biafra

    by tonagan

  • April 11, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    A match made in heaven

    by PotSmokinAlien

    I hope this is as good as it sounds.

  • April 11, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Why is the Penianst good?

    by Series7

    Seriously. I need an explination? Some douchbag jew, directed by a Hannah Montana fan.

  • April 11, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Mother of Tears was not even the same

    by Seph_J

    ...Genre as Suspiria and Inferno. I wouldn't even go as far as to call it a Giallo. It wasn't bad, considering just how CRAP it could have been.... but it doesn't sit well with Suspiria. Anyone else seen it? And all the gore in the final scenes seemed.... a little desperate.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Series7, this is why the Pianist is good

    by PotSmokinAlien

    It stays out of the concentration camps, and thereby avoids the 're-creating the horror' tropes that so many Holocaust movies treat as the point of their existence: "This happened, and it was bad." The Pianist is a movie about the instinct for survival, and the mystery of a world in which transcendent beauty and inhuman cruelty can coexist. Furthermore, it suggests that the instinct for survival is *linked* to the human experience of beauty and cruelty. And it makes these points with visuals and action alone, not by beating you over the head with obvious dialogue.<P>Throw in an amazing performance by Adrien Brody and the fact that it's directed by a total cinematic genius, and you've got yourself much more than a movie about "some douchbag [sic] jew".

  • April 11, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Piano playing Donkey Kong

    by Underoos Hero

    I liked Brody in the Penus. And did PJ make a movie about Kong? I can't remember...

  • April 11, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    The Penus was good..

    by Underoos Hero

    ..cinema. Good movie indeed.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    MOTHER OF TEARS is really entertaining

    by CardPlayer

    Not Argento's best maybe,but still a nicely paced,crazy,extreme and fun horror movie!

  • April 11, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Father of Disappointment

    by rants-raves-and-reviews.blogspot.com

    Im a huge Argento fan but I admit that Mother of Tears was shitty. Of his recent movies I thought the Card Player was decent and I really like Sleepless. Hopefully this is back to a return to full form for him. Yeah his Masters of Horror episodes are actually some of the better ones. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • April 11, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    MOTHER OF TEARS is pure soul-rape.

    by MaxTheSilent

    I've watched that movie several times and every time it gets even more painful. Utter garbage from the first frame to the last.

  • April 11, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Same guys???

    by Roderick Usher

    Who wrote John Carpenter's L.A. GOTHIC? Interesting...

  • April 11, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I want to have sex with his daughter

    by vini77

    HOT

  • April 11, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Ditto

    by Beezbo

    HOT

  • April 11, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Wish we could see some of that cut footage...

    by Knuckleduster

    ... of Brody in The Thin Red Line. Oh, well.

  • April 11, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Giallo is also the word used for a Mystery Story

    by Jugs

    ..it's a play on words, a pun.

  • April 12, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Argento, Carpenter, Craven:

    by DocPazuzu

    Once great, now shit.

  • April 12, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    I believe Argento is possessed

    by Fist Dirtbox

    by the restless spirit of Lucio Fulci! Since his MoH eps his stuff has been rammed with the kind of zesty, splashy, splatter unseen really since Fulci's prime. Pelts particularly was Argento channelling Fulci, and I was very suprised by how flat-out trashy Terza Madre was. And that kind of sums up that particular movie, if you just expect a sleazy, trashy italianate gore movie it delivers, but its utterly lacking the class and the surrealistic delirium of Suspiria and Inferno. Giallo should be good though, the presence of Brody is a good sign (I cant imagine him signing up if the script isnt at least decent), and lets face it - Giallo is Argento's primary genre, out and out supernatural shenanigans isn't really his specialty.

  • April 13, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    GIALLO MEANS "YELLOW"

    by echobase

    .. In Italian. Back in the old days (50s maybe ? not sure) there was series of books of crime stories in a yellow cover, hence why they called them simply giallo (or gialli for plural). The name is still used in Italy today to describe crime stories.

  • April 14, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Lucio Fulci's MOTHER OF TEARS!

    by CardPlayer

    Yeah i agree that MOT has a "Fulci vibe"...the bleeding eyes,the opening murder,the BEYOND-esque climax and final shot. In fact,MOTHER OF TEARS reminds all the italian horror cinema from the 70's and 80's and it is a great,fun entertaining ride!