Argento's next horror pic will be in English


ROME -- Italian horror director Dario Argento will begin filming an English-language slasher film next month in Turin, the local film commission said Wednesday, marking the famed director's first English-language effort.

The film will be called "Giallo" -- Italian for "yellow," local slang for the thriller genre -- and will star Argento's daughter Asia, along with Ray Liotta and Vincent Gallo. The screenplay is from Sean Keller and Jim Agnew, who already are collaborating on the in-production horror film "Damned."

The film will tell the story of a serial murderer (played by Gallo) with a taste for attractive women, who is being chased by a solitary detective (Liotta).

The film will be shot on familiar territory: Turin also was the site of most of the shooting for "The Mother of Tears," Argento's most recent film. Both films are backed by financial incentives from the Turin-Piedmont Film Commission.

The 67-year-old Argento is best known for such cult classics as 1977's "Suspiria" and "Inferno" from 1980.