Dario Argento Finally Opens Up About His New Film

He says it's a serial movie made up of eight episodes, but is it his film starring Iggy Pop?

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 8, 2019

Despite Dario Argento's legacy getting dragged through the mud by Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake, the Italian filmmaking great is edging towards releasing his next project. As Argento revealed in a new interview, we can expect his new film out next year and likely via a streaming hub like Netflix or Amazon. But what isn't clear is whether this is actually his long-in-the-works film with Iggy Pop.

Argento made the reveal about his latest project today while on Radio Rai 1's Un Giorno da Pecora, explaining the film would actually be divided into a series of episodes.

When asked about the project, the director said, "My new movie? I am working on it with my writers. There is still some work to do but I am happy with the result. It will be a serial movie, for television broadcasting, consisting of eight episodes in total."

When then asked how the film project would be released, Argento said, "Netflix or Amazon," adding it would arrive "Maybe at the end of next year."

But while Argento revealed these details, the director did not say whether he was referring to his adaptation of The Sandman, which was to star Iggy Pop. That project was announced way back in 2014, but despite launching an Indiegogo campaign for the film, it's yet to see the light of day, with neither Argento nor Pop saying much about the project in more recent years.

However, when asked about the title for his new project in the Un Giorno da Pecora interview, Argento did not specify that it was The Sandman, explaining that it would feature a female lead. As such, it appears Argento could be cooking up something entirely different.

"We actually have two or three titles in mind, we will only need to pick-up one of them," he said, adding of the plot, "The protagonist will be a woman, a foreigner because the co-producing Company is American and the movie will be in English."

So far, though, no official casting decisions have been announced, but stay tuned for further details as they become available.

Argento last released a film in 2012 with his Dracula 3D.

You can watch the entire Un Giorno da Pecora interview with Argento below, though it's of course in Italian.

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