Friday, December 01, 2006


ROME, DePaolis Studios--At 66, Dario Argento is still an amazing director. He has finally begun work on what is the third film in his 'The Three Mothers trilogy', which began with Suspiria (1977), continued with Inferno (1980), and will end with 'The Third Mother.' Argento-chronicler, Alan Jones, has a brief set-report at the link below. Cinematic history is being made here, folks. It will star Asia Argento, Daria Niccolodi (Asia's mother), Udo Kier, and there is a rumor that Jessica Harper (Suspiria) will also appear in the film! It's amazing that Niccolodi is on-board, considering the decades of acrimony between herself and Dario, particularly over the authorship of Suspiria. Magic is definitely all around us. The trilogy has its genesis from the writings of Thomas DeQuincy ('Confessions of an Opium-Eater').

A new-chapter in the horror-mythos is about to begin, likely in 2007, and it will be writ-large. Jace Anderson and Adam Gierasch (Toolbox Murders) are co-writers of the story, a great-move by Argento, who will also have another Masters of Horror Episode out this Winter! The man cannot be stopped, thank God. Now, if he and Asia can just reconcile some more, we could all be a little happier. It's so heartening to hear a true-artist of cinema is being allowed to create without a bunch of producers putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa. Life has its surprises sometimes, and I've enjoyed his last-two films. Just don't have any expectations, and you won't ever be disappointed.

Alan Jones's Report:

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