Friday, March 11, 2011

Leone Family Restoring "Once Upon A Time In America"

Director Sergio Leone's 1984 Italian/American gangster feature, "Once Upon a Time in America", starring actors Robert De Niro and James Woods, will be fully restored by Italy's Bologna Cinemetheque L'Immagine Ritrovata lab, adding 40 minutes of original footage to its 229-minute running time.

Leone's children, Andrea and Raffaella Leone, acquired Italian rights to "Once Upon a Time in America," from Arnon Milchan's New Regency, with the new restoration being supervised by sound editor, Fausto Ancillai.

Rome-based Leone Films are in talks with Sky Italia for the 'redux' version to air, as well as an Italian theatrical release.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Once Upon A Time In America"...