Cecchi Gori IPs Being Shopped in Cannes by Producer Niels Juul

“Killers of the Flower Moon” government producer Niels Juul is in Cannes with a number of initiatives based mostly on IP from the vault of Italy’s storied Cecchi Gori film firm that embody a remake of the Dino Risi-directed traditional “Il Sorpasso” and “Kafka,” a script concerning the turbulent love lifetime of Franz Kafka by John Briley (“Gandhi”).

The IP and another belongings of the film firm that after dominated Italy’s movie business and collapsed within the mid-Nineteen Nineties have been acquired late final yr by a bunch of Italian buyers beneath the brand new administration of Rome-based CEO Federico Canfora and U.S-based Javier Balliero Madrid. Madrid is president of the brand new firm, which is backing a partial relaunch of the Cecchi Gori model, which is behind such Oscar-winners as “Life Is Beautiful,” “Mediterraneo” and “Il Postino.”

They have a producing settlement with Los Angeles-based Juul, who’s a former Cecchi Gori Pictures CEO. He has been constructing a slate that may be a mixture of Italian and English-language movies.

The most superior challenge within the pipeline of the newly fashioned outfit is “All for One,” a recent adaptation of Alexander Dumas’ “Three Musketeers,” initially penned by U.S. author David Hunsaker (“Samurai Cowboy”) and now being tailored by a crew of Italian and U.Okay.-based writers.

Italian director Riccardo Chemello is connected to direct “All For One.” Chemello lower his enamel directing commercials for such manufacturers as Red Bull, Disney and Armani, and final yr made his directorial debut with “Dampyr,” a live-action adaptation of the eponymous cult fantasy franchise that was picked up worldwide by Sony. “All for One” is described as an English-language “action-packed nail-biter about an attempted U.S. coup orchestrated by an extreme right-wing chief of staff and foiled by the first lady, with the aid of her Secret Service detail.”  

“Even if the script was originally written by David Hunsaker in 2001, its subtle layers of commentary are weirdly close and eerily reflective of the last four turbulent years in and around the White House,” Chemello mentioned in an announcement.

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with such a dynamic and talented Italian director as Riccardo, and to continue to build on the incredible cinematic vision of Vittorio Cecchi Gori,” mentioned Juul. He added that the storied firm’s former chief (pictured above with Juul) has retired from day-to-day working of the enterprise “but continues to serve as honorary chairman and as producer on our films.”

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