HOLLYWOOD – Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino signs on to remake Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.
Italian hemler Luca Guadagnino is currently remaking Dario Argento’s Suspiria and there are reports of a Call Me By Your Name 2, but today he announced his next film: James and the Giant Peach. He spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Studio Exec and had this to say:
I’m in love with fruit. What can I say? I think it’s gorgeous. And I love the idea of this film. Because peaches, they’re my favorite fruit. They have skin that is as soft as velvet and they are so round and sensuous.
Although a stop motion adaptation of the book came out in 1996, Guadagnino’s film is going to be live action.
I want to see a real boy going into that peach. Penetrating its soft flesh. And then there are adventures of all sorts but he always returns to the peach, coming back into it again and again.
But surely this is a children’s film?
No. [Laughs filthily] No, is not for children. No way. No way at all.
James and the Giant Peach comes out in 2020.
HOLLYWOOD – Director of the Death Wish remake and The Green Inferno Eli Roth is the new Dario Argento, Eli Roth stated today.
Eli Roth is famous for eyebrows, gory movies and more eyebrows. Breaking out with the Hostel movies and Cabin Fever, he’s back with a Bruce Willis starring remake of the revenge thriller Death Wish.
He came into the Studio Exec bungalow to discuss the claims that he’s the American version of Italian horror maestro Dario Argento.
I really think Eli Roth is the US version of Dario Argento.
You’re talking about yourself in the third person.
I know. Eli Roth often talks about himself in the third person. He considers it a post-feminist tribute to The Third Man.
But what is this bunk about you being Dario Argento?
Eli Roth really is the new Dario Argento. Think about it. He makes horror movies. As did Dario. They both have an o and an r and an i in their names. They both have hands. The similarities are endless.
Do you think you’ve made a film as good as Profondo Rosso or Suspiria?
Eli Roth refuses to split hairs. Mr Roth has left the building.
Death Wish is out this week.