While Luca Guadagnino‘s plans to shoot his remake of "Suspiria," once formerly set to be directed by David Gordon Green, this winter didn’t come to pass, the filmmaker still has the project high on his priority list. Currently doing the rounds for his latest, "A Bigger Splash," Guadagnino reveals that he’ll be reteaming with two stars from that film to bring Dario Argento‘s horror classic to new life.
In a recent Q&A, the director said Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton will star in his redo, which will be set in Berlin in 1977, feature a score by famed classic composer John Adams (who collaborated with Guadagnino previously on "I Am Love"), and perhaps most intriguingly, will have strong shades of the work of Fassbinder. Yep, this definitely has our attention now.
There’s still no word on when it might actually roll, and at the moment, Johnson is busy filming both "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed" until June. But it sure sounds like Guadagnino has a strong vision in place for his "Suspiria" when it eventually shoots, which hopefully won’t be too far away.
Meanwhile, he’s also got another project brewing. "I am also working on a movie that I am producing right now called ‘Shadows from Within,’ which is a documentary about an Italian journalist who has been kidnapped, abducted in Syria 5 years ago," he told Culture Whisper.
Thoughts on Johnson and Swinton in "Suspiria"? Let us know below. "A Bigger Splash" opens in the U.S. on May 4th.