After making his directorial debut in Season four of “Gomorrah,” Marco D’Amore, who performs ruthless central character Ciro Di Marzio on the mob present, is now set to direct a prequel function movie working-titled “The Immortal.”

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The “Gomorrah” TV collection prequel pic – which just like the present is being produced by Cattleya for Sky Italia – will delve into “the origins of the Ciro character,” mentioned producer Riccardo Tozzi, including that “it might need a finale that interacts [with the series], although we’re nonetheless writing it.”

The screenplay is by common “Gomorrah” scribe Leonardo Fasoli and D’Amore himself, whose ambitions clearly transcend appearing.

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“Marco did a rare job directing two episodes [of ‘Gomorrah],” Tozzi mentioned, including that D’Amore has made the transition from actor to director by “learning the way it’s accomplished on [the ‘Gomorrah’] set.”

Tozzi mentioned that “internationally there’s a fixation” with the Ciro character D’Amore performs, much more than in Italy.

Ciro’s again story, which will probably be fodder for the movie, is that he survived the 1980 Naples earthquake that killed his household, then grew up in an orphanage, a formative expertise for his cold-hearted legal methods, earlier than going to work for Don Pietro Savastano and turning into a mentor for his son Genny, all of the whereas surviving a number of makes an attempt on his life.

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Taking pictures is predicted to start out in February, with Sky’s Imaginative and prescient Distribution on board to distribute “The Immortal” theatrically in Italy.

“Immortal” will probably be a function movie spin-off of the TV present, which itself adopted the groundbreaking film “Gomorrah,” directed by Matteo Garrone and based mostly on Roberto Saviano’s anti-mob exposé. Tozzi famous {that a} film spin-off from a TV collection has by no means been accomplished earlier than in Italy.

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Relating to “Gomorrah’s” fourth season – which is partly shot in London and will probably be out subsequent 12 months – Tozzi mentioned that “on the coronary heart of this season is the displacement of every character, who’s positioned in a context that’s not his personal.”

“Instantly they change into weaker, and elements of their selves which have by no means emerged earlier than through the [mob] warfare are uncovered,” Tozzi mentioned. “What emerges is the will for a standard life…which is as transferring as it’s inconceivable.”

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