There has been much talk in the past to remake Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria. There was a quiet patch, so I assumed maybe this was just not going to happen. Unfortunately I was wrong as thanks to the guys over at IndieWire they caught up with director David Gordon who revealed this about the remake.
“I’m hopefully going to get into a horror film [‘Suspiria’] next. That’s the goal,” Green said about lining up the remake of the Dario Argento classic. “It’s an idea that came to me three years ago…That was an enlightening process. [Our ‘Suspiria’] doesn’t follow the trend of the traditional horror movies of late, so it’s a leap of faith, financially.
It’s actually very faithful. I’m gonna put my spin on it, but in terms of a pitch, it’s going to remain quite faithful to [the original]. I want an unknown cast … My version isn’t necessarily about ballet, it’s more of an all-girls boarding school …”
In the past Natalie Portman was in talks to star in Suspiria but according to David Gordon she went on and did Black Swan and is possibly to old to be cast in a film featuring an all-girl boarding school.
Possibly this could just be all talk again with no substance, but I have a feeling this is going to happen. The bright side is at least if it sucks we will always have Argento’s masterpiece.