David 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