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We have some big news for you today. Legendary Italian Horror director Dario Argento has announced that his next film will be titled THE SANDMAN. A sleek and contemporary thriller is set in the 21st century with deep and twisted primal roots stemming from the dark forests of Germany. The film will be taking the crowdfunding route and it will star Iggy Pop as the serial killer aka "The Sandman".
“I was thrilled to read the script, because I recognized right away, this one was written for me,” said Dario Argento, Director of THE SANDMAN. “I’m so excited that for the first time in my career, I will be able to involve my fans so early in the process and have them play an integral role in my next film. Also, working with Iggy Pop is amazing! Such an interesting and intense personality! I would not even simply say “actor” that does not cover it. I would rather say ‘a unique presence’! Welcome to the unique world of THE SANDMAN!”
“I have long been thrilled and fascinated by the amazing films of Mr. Argento,” said Iggy Pop, Lead Actor in THE SANDMAN. “All of which are master works. Yes, and also compellingly strange, beautiful, and full of relentless terror. If I could play the Sandman for him it would make my life complete. I hope I have not just written my own epitaph.”
The script, crafted by David Tully, was specifically written for Argento to enable him to make the ultimate Horror movie masterpiece with the complete directorial control for which he has long awaited. The film is brimming full of references to Argento’s past classic Horror films such as SUSPIRIA and DEEP RED, while standing on its own as a sleek contemporary thriller.
Claudio Simonetti, Argento’s longtime musical collaborator (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA, TENEBRE, PHENOMENA) has been tapped to compose the haunting score. Scott Weiland has crafted the song “Way she moves” which will be the title song for the film. The song was recorded by Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts and will also appear on their new record coming in February next year.
"THE SANDMAN tells the story of Nathan, a young student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed “The Sandman”. Nathan killed The Sandman (Iggy Pop) years ago, on Christmas Eve, after he witnessed the murder of his mother…until he sees the beautiful woman who lives in the apartment across the way dying at the hands of that same masked killer. This brutal murder plunges Nathan into an odyssey into the night country of his past, his dreams…and the buried secrets of The Sandman. Christmas is coming, and so is The Sandman."
We will bring you more on THE SANDMAN as it unfolds.