Horror legend Dario Argento is reportedly
distancing himself from his new thriller Giallo, with trade paper
The Hollywood Reporter saying that he kept away from the recent premiere of his
latest project at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
For the first time in his career, Argento
is working as a hired director on a screenplay devised by others. American writers Jim Agnew and Sean Keller concocted Giallo as a tribute to the Italian director. In the film, which is set in Italy, Linda (Emmanuelle Seigner) fears her sister Celine (Elsa Pataky) may have been kidnapped. Inspector
Enzo Avolfi (Adrien Brody) fears it's worse. The two team up to rescue Celine from a
sadistic killer known only as Yellow.
Giallo, like Argento's previous film
Mother of Tears, will be distributed in North America by the Weinstein
Company, although no news yet on a release date.