Why the Immortal is the only summer movie I’m interested in

If you believe as sincerely as I do in the merciless epic of the drug world in Naples Gomorrah is the best international crime series on TV (and on its own justifies a subscription to HBO Max), and you also feel that GomorrahThe recently released season four – while captivating and dirty and impeccably shot – may have lacked a little something without the presence of its brooding antihero star Ciro Di Marzio, well… are you up for a treat. summer. The immortal (The Immortal), the Gomorrah The spin-off feature (already a box office success in Italy), is finally coming to the United States and will air exclusively on HBO Max on July 29.

The trailer just dropped, and I can practically hear the cheers of Gomorrahare obsessive everywhere. It’s because The immortal represents the return of actor Marco D’Amore as Ciro, the handsome, violent, sensitive and absolutely uncompromising soldier of the Neapolitan underworld. (D’Amore also wrote and directed the film.) For three seasons of Gomorrah, which is based on Roberto Saviano’s best-selling Neapolitan Mafia book, Ciro survived one solution after another, losing everyone he loved in the process – and he appears here as a loner with no dead eyes. nothing to live for. In The immortal, Ciro arrives in Riga, the capital of Latvia, and finds himself torn between rival violent gangs: the Russian mafia to whom he sells drugs and a Latvian thug who wants to join in the action. The film also tells the story of Ciro’s childhood in Naples. A suite and an origin story, Gomorrah has the only extended universe that matters to me.

The trailer takes you back to the cliff at the end of season three, then just gives clues to what’s to come on July 29: blasted Central European cityscapes, tattooed tough guys, and Ciro who looks moving and powerful at every turn. Forget the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Forget the CGI popcorn glasses. The immortal is the only summer blockbuster I need.

Originally appeared on Vogue

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