Variety reports that legendary horror/thriller director Dario Argento is coming out hiatus to direct a brand new television series for Italy’s Wild Bunch/BIM titled Longinus, a title that is likely a nod to the Roman soldier who stabbed Jesus in the side while being crucified.
Italian horror master Dario Argento (“Suspiria”) is set to direct a TV series titled “Longinus” involving mysterious murders, esoteric elements and ancient enigmas.
Details are scarce but it sounds like the series will be Giallo, a crime/horror sub-genre that Dario helped make popular with his films Suspiria, Deep Red, The Bird with The Crystal Plumage, and Tenebre.
James Wan’s New Line Cinema horror flick Malignant (currently filming in Los Angeles) is said to be set in the same genre.
Argento’s last two movies were Giallo starring Oscar-winner Adrian Brody in 2009 and the notoriously bad Dracula 3D in 2012.
Fans like myself welcome him trying to do something new after a long hiatus like this.
Amazon Studios and director Luca Guadagnino recently remade Argento’s iconic film Suspiria, which hopefully lit a fire under him.