Dino De Laurentiis dies

It’s with heavy sadness that we have to report that one of our favourite ever film folks has passed away.

Dino De Laurentiis, who produced some of the coolest films of our lifetime – including Serpico , Barbarella , The Dead Zone , Flash Gordon and the immense Army Of Darkness amongst many more – has died, aged 91.

During a career that lasted an incredible 70 years (involving more than 160 movies) De Laurentiis worked with cinema's greatest directors, including David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Federico Fellini.

Expect tributes to pour in over the next few days. The man was an absolute legend.

De Laurentiis is survived by wife Martha, their two children, and four children from his first marriage.