Director Announced For Upcoming Suspiria Remake

Jessica Harper in Suspiria (1977) Movie ImageAnother day, another bloody remake. Or reboot. Or reimagining. Taking what Hollywood considers to be an “old” movie and transforming it into something brain dead teenagers can consume in-between Tweets is all the rage these days, and the number of projects on the proverbial table seems to grow bigger by the week. With this in mind, it’s really not surprising that someone out there would turn their attention to Dario Argento’s classic “Suspiria,” a picture that might be a little too weird and unusual for modern-day moviegoers. No offense intended, mind you, but those who have tried to suggest older genre films to younger viewers knows exactly what I’m talking about.

According to Variety, “Pineapple Express” director David Gordon Green will helm the on-again, off-again remake, which will be handled by Luca Guadagnino’s First Sun production company. I guess you could say I’m a fan of Green’s work — he’s versatile if nothing else — and his interpretation of the material should make for an interesting watch. Assuming, of course, that he manages to land a decent cast that understands what made the original so incredibly eerie. The cup is half full, right? Optimism was never my strong point.

“Suspiria” should begin shooting at some point in 2010.

Suspiria (1977) Movie Image