Received word from Clout Communications that director Federico Zampaglione's new film project TULPA is written by the legendary screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti. If you're not familiar with the Sacchetti's work here's but a few titles he's authored screenplays or written for: THE CAT O' NINE TAILS (1971), A BAY OF BLOOD (1971), THE PSYCHIC (1977), ZOMBI 2 (1979), CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980), THE BEYOND (1981), THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (1981). I could go on but do I really need to? I'm not familiar with director Zampaglione's film work but Sacchetti's involvement has definitely stirred my interest.
News Alert (UK): 12th April 2011
The Director of ‘Shadow’, Federico Zampaglione, has announced that shooting on his new film will begin shortly. Entitled TULPA, it will be, according to Zampaglione, “a very bloody and tense Italian thriller with some supernatural elements”.
Tulpa is written by the legendary screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti (pictured right with Zampaglione), who has worked with all the great Italian horror masters including Fulci, Bava and Argento.
Federico explains the title: “Tulpa is a term which comes from Tibetan Buddhism. It’s a kind of projection of your metaphysical part, which, through meditation, can become real. But sometimes tulpa goes the wrong way and turns unto an evil presence... which then wants to kill its creator. It's mysterious and creepy stuff”.
The film will be shot on locations in Rome and North Africa.
Federico’s debut feature SHADOW is set for UK release through newly-created FrightFest Features. The director will be in London for the opening and will attend a Q & A at the Empire, Leicester Sq. following the film's first public screening on Friday April 29th.