Luca is the first name of the director of Call Me By Your Name, about an unforgettable summer for a boy in a small Italian town. Luca is also the title of Pixar’s just-announced new movie, about an unforgettable summer for a boy in a small Italian town.
Only one movie has a peach, though (probably?).
Directed by Enrico Casarosa, Luna is a “coming-of-age story about a young boy in Italy, who shares in adventures on the Italian Riviera with his newfound best friend. But a dark secret about his true identity seeks to threaten that bond,” according to Variety. Casarosa called it a “deeply personal story for me, not only because it’s set on the Italian Riviera where I grew up, but because at the core of this film is a celebration of friendship.” The kind of friendship that blossoms on the dance floor to a Psychedelic Furs song, and also sea monsters? Only time will tell, but people are already making the connection between Pixar’s Luca and Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name.
Strong Call Me By Your Name vibes coming from Pixar https://t.co/jUyq5LoBmM
— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) July 30, 2020
i think it’s actually called call me by your name but okay https://t.co/V7XFbGXAM8
— L💫 (@depressfinesse) July 30, 2020
Not the sequel to Call Me By Your Name I was expecting. https://t.co/o1xNSeKSw6
— Daniel Roy (@deadsetdaniel) July 30, 2020
Very excited to hear the peach's voice in the Pixar remake of Call Me By Your Name https://t.co/cJorUPemUN
— James Chapman (@chapmangamo) July 30, 2020
In all seriousness, if this does turn out to be Pixar’s first LGBTQ film, that would be very cool! Even better if Sufjan Stevens does the soundtrack. Sorry, Randy Newman.
Luca is scheduled to come out on June 18, 2021, following Soul (November 20).