“[It] would have been the s**t…” David Gordon Green lamented earlier this year about his long-brewing, but ultimately unmade remake of Dario Argento‘s horror classic “Suspiria.” “I wrote it with my sound designer. I love Argento’s film and we wrote a very faithful, extremely elegant opera… I don’t mean musical opera, but it would be incredibly heightened music, and heightened and very operatic and elegant sets.” However, he did let it slip the project wasn’t entirely dead. “I’m actually hopeful that it’s happening… with a great Italian director that I had breakfast with last week,” he teased. Well, now we know who that is.
Luca Guadagnino, who helmed “I Am Love” and just premiered “A Bigger Splash” in Venice (read our review), has revealed he’ll be helming the redo. “I’m going to direct a remake of Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria.’ I’m going to shoot the movie this winter. I think my friends at StudioCanal will be part of it,” he told Variety.
Originally, Guadagnino was going to produce Green’s picture, but now he’s getting right behind the camera. No word if he’ll use Green’s script or if he’s rewriting it for his own stylistic tendencies, but like Green, Guadagnino is an inspired choice. If this remake has to be done, perhaps better a filmmaker not traditionally known for making horror pictures take a stab at it over everyone playing it safe and going with someone who makes scares day in, day out. But the fact this is still happening at all will likely rankle many, so let us know what you think below.