Friday, 10 April 2015

"Suspiria" and "Django" TV series in the works.

According to Variety, French drama producer Atlantique Productions and Italian outfit Cattleya are busy adapting Dario Argento's "Suspiria" and Sergio Corbucci’s "Django" for the small screen.
"Suspiria", or "Suspiria De Profundis" to give the series its full title, is inspired by the 19th century book of the same name by English writer Thomas De Quincey’s, which was made into the classic Italian horror film "Suspiria" in 1977 by Dario Argento, who will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.
The series will be an English-language period horror, in which author De Quincey is the lead character. Styled as a new Sherlock Holmes, the story will explore psychological fantasies of evil and attempt to solve fearful mysteries. It will be set in London and Rome at the turn of the 20th century.
The "Django" series will be a re-imagining of the cult 1966 Western. Atlantique Productions acquired the rights to develop and produce an English-language television series based on Sergio Corbucci’s iconic Western.
The film, which made a star out of Franco Nero, was the story of a coffin-dragging gunslinger’s feud with a bandit chief. It has spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs and unofficial rip-offs and homages, most notably Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained.
Atlantique Productions secured a similar alliance with Keshet UK last summer to develop "Crater Lake", created by screenwriter, author, journalist and TV executive Ron Leshem.
Both Django and Suspiria De Profundis will be 12 x 50 mins series with an ambition for multiple seasons.

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