|This reminds me of an Annie Leibovitz shoot from a few years ago, but I think she was referencing classic paintings herself so it's not too surprising|
"Il racconto dei racconti - Tale of Tales":
Inspired and loosely based on Giambattista Basile’s Pentamerone, a 17th-century fairytale collection compiled by the Italian poet, Tale of Tales tells the stories of king and queens, princes and princesses, woods and castles, ogres and fantastic beasts, dragons, witches, elderly laundresses and circus performers.
The cast features Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, Shirley Henderson, Hayley Carmichael, Bebe Cave, Stacy Martin, Christian Lees and Jonah Lees, Guillaume Delaunay, Alba Rohrwacher, Massimo Ceccherini and John C. Reilly.
And now we wait and see what the reaction is. Outside the US, people seem excited and thrilled but then they're probably more familiar with Giambattista Basile's Il Pentamerone and know what sort of range of themes to expect, especially in combination with Matteo Garrone's directing sensibilities.
To me this is reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth in some ways but also completely different. What do you think?