David Gordon Green-Directed Suspiria Remake is a Go

Suspiria (1977) Movie PosterDavid Gordon Green, who knocked one out of the park with “Pineapple Express” before striking out twice in a roll with “Your Highness” and “The Sitter”, and who has been attached to remake Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian supernatural thriller “Suspiria”, is officially a go. Green, who was originally attached the the remake way back in 2009, will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Chris Gebert.

The original followed Suzy, a young, nubile American ballet dancer (originally played by Jessica Harper) who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned dance academy, where a series of brutal murders take place and our heroine discovers that her school may, in fact, just be a front for something much more wicked. Heck, I could say that about all my schools, but I digress.

The original also starred Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, and genre fave Udo Kier.

Argento has said that “Suspiria” was the first of his “The Three Mothers” trilogy, which included “Inferno” in 1980 and “The Mother of Tears”, which he finally got around to doing in 2007, 30 years after “Suspiria”. The 1997 original is still considered one of his most successful and critically acclaimed films, which is saying something since the man has been around forever.

Crime Scene Pictures will produce the remake, which hasn’t started casting yet, but will start production by September of this year for a 2013 release date.


Via : Deadline



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  • Juggernaut

    Who really cares! On the whole most of the slew of horror remakes have been as good if not better than the originals (Last House On The Left, My Bloody Valentine, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, yeah I said it!). I know that this movie is touted as a horror masterpiece but after years of hearing the adulation given this film I finally checked it out last year and was sorely dissapointed. Some of my favorite movies, horror or otherwise are “classics” (Jaws, The Shining, Halloween) and some could make the argument that masterpieces or classics are sacred and not to be toiled with. I really think that as long as the integritty and impact remain in tact through the years that there is no reason to remake the movie. That is not the case here. Suspiria is a dated, boring, poorly made movie. Given the right script, cast and director there is no reason that a solid, interesting remake couldn’t be delivered. Hopefully they’ll put together a decent projectn and it surpasses it;s predecessor.

    • GeorgeGloobie

      “Suspiria is a dated, boring, poorly made movie” Do you make films? Because I disagree with you completely. Dated doesn’t matter. All films are dated. Boring is personal opinion. Poorly made? Explain.