Oscar winnerGabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo)has started shooting his latest film, a psychological film noir entitled Quo Vadis, Baby'

Produced byMaurizio Totti's Colorado Film, the Euros 3m picture is adapted from theeponymous novel by Grazia Verasani. Its title is inspired by Marlon Brando'sfamous line in Last Tango In Paris.

Quo Vadis, which Salvatores is shooting in Rome and Bologna in High Definition,stars Andrea Renzi (The Spectator),pop artist Angela Baraldi and Elio Germano (WhatWill Become Of Us).

Medusa Film willdistribute the picture in Italy in May or June 2005.

Adapted bySalvatores and Fabio Scamoni, Quo Vadistells the story of a private detective who investigates her sister's suicide.It is the first book to be published by Colorado Noir, which Totti recentlyfounded with journalist Sandrone Dazieri and former Italian Cinema chiefGiorgio Gosetti with the aim of selecting noir novels and thrillers that can beadapted for the big screen.

Quo Vadis is the first of a series of new projects for Salvatores, whose lastfilm was Italy's 2003 Oscar Candidate, I'mNot Scared.

In September 2005,he expects to shoot Rules Of Love, aEuros 10m English-language tale adapted from Meir Shalev's novel, The Loves Of Judith, about three men whocourt the same woman.

Rules Of Love, whose cast is expected to include anA-list international star, is being produced by Colorado and GabriellaMartinelli's Toronto-based Capri Films. The film is set to shoot in NorthernOntario.

Salvatores is alsodeveloping La Scala Di Dionisio, afilm based on Luca di Fulvio's thriller about a serial killer, which thedirector describes as a mix between "TheSilence Of The Lambs, Blade Runner and TheElephant Man."

The film, whichwill be set in London at the end of the 19th century, will go into productionin 2005. A UK co-producer is expected to come on board.