Kino Lorber has acquired all rights in the US to a trilogy of stylish Italian crime films — Diabolical, Diabolik – Ginko Attacks! And Diabolik – Who are you? – based on the popular Italian comic book of the same name.
The series follows the adventures of Diabolik, an infallible, ruthless master thief. All three films are directed by Italian brothers Marco and Antonio Manetti (Love and bullets). The first film, released in 2021, can be seen The old guard And The Eight Mountains star Luca Marinelli as Diabolik. Italian-Canadian actor Giacomo Gianniotti (Gray’s Anatomy) plays the master thief in the 2022 sequel Diabolik – Ginko Attacks! Monica Bellucci (The Matrix, The apartment), Eva Kant (The invisible witness) and Valerio Mastandrea (Perfect aliens) belong to the cast of the European Ensemble. Diabolik – Who are you? is currently in post-production.
“Diabolik is one of the most beloved characters in Italian pop culture, a sharp-witted and stylish master thief who has entertained audiences since his comic strips were first introduced in the 1960s,” said Richard Lorber, president and CEO of Kino Lorber. “It is our pleasure to introduce American viewers to the fantastic adventures of Diabolik.”
Beta Cinema, which is the world sales for the Diabolical franchise, previously sold the first film in the series to multiple territories, including France’s Metropolitain, Canada’s Mongrel Media, and South Korea’s Contents Gate. Diabolik – Ginko Attacks!which was released theatrically in Italy in November, had its market premiere at the EFM in Berlin.
All three films are produced by Carlo Macchitella, the Manetti brothers. and Pier Giorgio Bellocchio for Mompracem with Rai Cinema, in collaboration with Astorina and distributed in Italy by 01 Distribution.