Argento’s ‘Giallo’ racks up sales

Film sold to countries in Middle East, Europe

ROME — Dario Argento’s new slasher pic “Giallo” has racked up sales to a slew of territories following its Cannes market preem.

Argento’s English-language homage to the genre in which he built his reputation unspooled Wednesday in a packed screening at the Cannes market.

The dozen territories “Giallo” has sold to so far include Canada (E1 Entertainment), several countries in the Middle East (Eagle Films), Spain and Portugal (Wide Pictures), and Latin and South America and a large portion of Eastern Europe (New Films Intl.), said Richard Rionda Del Castro, topper of sales company Hannibal Pictures.

North American sales are being handled by Paradigm sales topper Andrew Ruf.

Toplining Adrien Brody as an eccentric Italian detective, and Emmanuelle Seigner and Elsa Pataki as sisters preyed upon by a serial killer in Turin, “Giallo” is penned by Yank scribes Sean Keller and Jim Agnew and co-produced by L.A.-based Arramis Films and Argento’s own Opera Film.

“Giallo” will world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June and has been selected for Spain’s Sitges Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya) in October.

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