Judging by how many didn’t get that Damon’s pseudonym of Dellamorte wasn’t his real name, far too few of you have seen the classic Dellamorte Dellamore, AKA Cemetery Man. It’s a shame. It’s a film that is easily on par with the best zombie cinema of all time, utilizing just the perfect mix of violence, sex and humor to create quite a unique and bizarre film.
It’s been a long time coming, but director Michele Soavi is apparently gearing up for a sequel.
Fangoria got the scoop from director Luigi Cozzi (Contamination) while he was conducting an interview of Dario Argento. (I love the idea that the Italian horror masters are all familiar with each other, don’t you?)
“Michele has told me that he has started to write the script for a special horror project he plans to shoot between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: a sequel to his Gothic masterpiece DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, a.k.a. CEMETERY MAN,” Cozzi tells us. “He’s going to produce it himself and wants it to really be a great, strong, shocking Italian horror movie.”
It will be interesting to see if they try to get Rupert Everett to return to his roots.
Besides that, he’s working on a new film that sounds like it will be the next contender for a nutty Nic Cage role- “Michele also told me,” Cozzi reports, “that he’s probably gonna shoot, in 2011, a movie in the style of THE GOONIES, starring Nicolas Cage, about some boys’ adventures in Pompeii, the dead Roman city near the Vesuvius volcano, while searching for a hidden treasure.”
The full story will be in Fangoria issue #302, so keep an eye on newsstands for that one. And pick up Cemetery Man, willya? If only to gawk at the delicious Anna Falchi.