After a long wait and some delays to the originally scheduled times, it arrives today in theaters throughout Italy Diabolicalthe film which tells the new adventures of the mythical character created by Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962.
The one signed by the Manetti brothers was certainly a difficult undertaking, which focused on a decidedly sharp cast and on the collaboration with cannon as a digital imaging partner.
As a digital imaging partner, Canon supported this production by making available some of the latest and greatest technology from the Canon Cinema EOS world. Indeed, production was able to count on two EOS C700s and a EOS-C200as well as a wide range of Canon Cine Prime lenses to meet any shooting challenge. In particular, the EOS C700 represents the spearhead of Canon digital cameras, with a 38.1mm x 20.1mm full-frame CMOS sensor, which allows the camera to shoot up to 5.9K in 12/10-bit RAW via CODEX CDX-36150, with the option to opt for 4K and 2K 12-bit RAW shooting, as well as in ProRes format.
“We started using Canon solutions in 2009 and have been using them ever since. Canon entered the market on tiptoe and, much like us, has become an important reality for today’s cinema. What makes Canon unique is that it offers the right choices for independent filmmakers and big productions. We alternate films of all types and Canon never disappoints: great quality, versatility and innovation. As convinced canonists we could only choose Canon for our Diabolik!said the Manetti brothers.
Diabolik is a Mompracem production with Rai Cinema, produced by Carlo Macchitella and the Manetti brothers, in association with Astorina (the comics publishing house) and with Luigi de Vecchi, with the support of Emilia – Romagna Film Commission, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission , Film Commission Valle D’Aosta. Written by Michelangelo La Neve and the Manetti brothers, who also signed the story with Mario Gomboli, the film will be released in theaters on December 16, the next distributed by 01 Distribution.
We had the chance to see the film in preview last night in the Milan premiere: it’s definitely one of those films that you have to see on the big screen. The actors (Luca Marinelli, Miriam Leone and Valerio Mastandrea above all) are definitely on point, the photography is very beautiful, the script convincing, even if there are basic choices that fail to fully achieve their intention. The dialogues are “artificially artificial”, undoubtedly with the intention of recalling the rhythm of those of the comic strip and the atmospheres of the blacks of the last century, but the scenic expedient fails completely, often falling into the grotesque and losing the rhythm to the film. However, the fact remains that for the rest of the reasons, it is worth going to the cinema for a few hours of entertainment in front of the big screen, if only to get a direct and personal idea of the film.