I bet when you first watched Pineapple Express high off your ass, the first thing you thought was, “Hey, whoever made this movie would probably make a really great remake of Suspiria.” Or maybe you didn’t. It doesn’t really matter whether you thought that or not because either way, the film’s writer, David Gordon Green, is set to direct the remake of the 1977 Dario Argento classic.
Deadline reports that Green, along with scriptwriter Chris Gebert, are finally moving forward with the project and are currently looking for the lead actress to play protagonist, Suzie. The remake, produced by Crime Scene Pictures, is being financed by Adam Ripp, Rob Paris, Francesco Melzi d’Eril from Memo Films and Luca Guadagnino.
Crime Scene partners Ripp and Paris released a statement saying, “We love the style and energy of the original film – and David’s script brilliantly updates the world, presenting a rare opportunity to create an elegant, classic horror film.”
The original film follows an American student who travels to Europe to attend a prestigious dance academy only to find that it is a front for something much more sinister.Production on the film will begin in September.
It was just months earlier that Green feared the film would never be made due to the rise in low-budget horror films seemingly taking over Hollywood as of late. The writer-turned-director had doubts that he would be able to find someone to help finance the film but it looks like he lucked out, now didn’t he?
What do you think of a Suspiria remake? Are you excited or are you pissed? I’m ashamed to say I still haven’t seen the original (I know, I have sinned) so I don’t have many thoughts on the upcoming film.