One thing there has been a serious shortage of these days is fantasy films. Yes, there is Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, but at the end of the day those films are family films, they have to be very careful with violence and what they can actually get away with. Del Toro released Pans Labyrinth and that was astonishing but apart from that, there has been no fantasy films that are primarily targeted at an adult audience..
The Tale Of Tales is the new film from Italian writer/director, Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah). It has an impressive all-star cast featuring, Vincent Cassell, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly, and Salma Hayek.
The trailer looks bonkers, there is a lot of blood, cannibalism, nudity, and some sort of dead beast that sort of looks like the thing from Never Ending Story. Its got Kings & Queens and is set in an enchanted kingdom. All in all, it has all the ingredients to be something very weird and special, fairytales for an adult audience
The film is loosely based on a 17th century fairytale storybook written by Giambattista Basile..just looks at how fucking creepy that pic is >
The Tale Of Tales will have it’s first showing at Cannes next month….ENJOY THE TRAILER