Over a year ago, we reported that "Pineapple Express" director David Gordon Green was set to direct a remake of Dario Argento's horror film "Suspiria." Since then, the project seemed to have fallen apart.
Now, hidden in a Variety article, producer Luca Guadagnino revealed that plans are on track for his First Sun production company to produce the long-in-gestation remake of "Suspiria." He added that Green is still onboard to helm and that production will begin by next year.
In Argento's 1977 original, a young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the camera turns to another young woman, who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile, the young American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.
Natalie Portman was previously mentioned to star. No word on whether that's still the case.
At least they got a very talented director for this (Snow Angels was aces in my book). Yeah, this is Argento's best film by far, but it's not like it couldn't be improved upon. Not really interested in the project either way, sadly.
padfootbobwrites: on September 8th, 2009 at 2:04:38 PM
This sounds a little similar to the Black Swan movie that's coming out... which stars Natalie Portman. Odd.
BurmaShavewrites: on September 8th, 2009 at 7:32:33 PM
I've long wanted David Gordon Green to do a straight horror movie, it's a shame it's a remake.