Production - The Italian connection
Italy's local production sector is booming, with a clutch of top directors busy on projects with international partners. Dario Argento has Giallo (literally 'thriller'), a $10m English-language film financed by Los Angeles-based Hannibal Pictures. 'It's fast-paced and creepy,' promises producer Rafael Primorac, of the plot which centres on the abduction of a supermodel (played by Elsa Pataky). The project will shoot in Turin this spring.