Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)–Sequel Directed by Italian Stefano Sollima

Sicario: Day of the Soldado will be released by Sony June 29, 2018.

Born in Rome, May 4, 1966, Stefano Sollima is the son of the Italian cult director and screenwriter Sergio Sollima.

He started his career as a camera operator on numerous war zone reports for several TV networks, including CNN, CBS, and NBC.

In 1991, he made his debut as a director with the short film Thanks (Italian: Grazie), presented at the Turin Film Festival.

His 1993 short film Sotto le unghie was entered at the International Critics’ Week section of the 1993 Cannes Film Fest.

In 2003, Sollima wrote and directed black-and-white short film Zippo, which was presented in competition at the 2003 Venice Film Fest and at the Sitges Film Fest.

Sollima began his career as a TV director in 1998 with the soap opera Un posto al sole, before directing episodes of several television series like La squadra (2003–2007), Ho sposato un calciatore (2005), and Crimes (2006–2007).

He made his breakout in 2008 thanks to the acclaimed Sky Cinema crime series Romanzo criminale – La serie, based on the 2002 book of the same name by judge Giancarlo De Cataldo. Sollima directed all the 22 episodes of the series, which ran for two seasons from 2008 to 2010, winning the Best Television Director award at the 2009 Flaiano International Prizes.

In 2012 Sollima made his feature debut with the police brutality drama ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards, for which he received a David di Donatello and a Nastro d’Argento nomination for the Best New Director award.

In 2014, he served as the main director of Sky Cinema’s acclaimed crime-drama series Gomorrah, based on the 2006 non-fiction book of the same name by Roberto Saviano and its previous film adaptation. After directing various episodes of the first and the second season of the show, Sollima dropped out of the series in 2016 due to schedule conflicts with future projects.

He then directed the ensemble crime-drama Suburra (2015), co-produced by Netflix, which brought him another Nastro d’Argento nomination, this time for Best Director.

In 2017 the movie was adapted by Netflix into a prequel television series, the first Italian Netflix Original Series.

In 2018, Sollima made his English language film debut with the action crime thriller Sicario: Day of the Soldado, described as an “anthological sequel” of Sicario (2015), starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

The same year, he began shooting the internationally co-produced crime TV series ZeroZeroZero, which he also co-created, about global cocaine trade from South America to Europe. Based on Roberto Saviano’s nonfiction book of the same name, the show stars Dane DeHaan, Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Riseborough.

 

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO (2018)

This is a sequel to “Sicario” (2015), which was directed by Denis Villeneuve and starred Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro.  Emily Blunt was previously attached to reprise her role as Kate Macer.

In the drug war, there are no rules, and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro, whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict, but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate comes between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

 

US Release Date: 06/29/2018

Int’l Release Date: 06/28/2018

Director: Stefano Sollima

Writer: Taylor Sheridan

Actors: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener

 

 

 

 

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