A remake of Dario Argento's 1977 cult hit "Suspiria" is still brewing.
David Gordon Green ("The Pineapple Express") is set to direct the witch tale, and he recently promised to deliver a faithful adaption, featuring music based on Goblin's haunting score.
"I’m hopefully going to get into a horror film [‘Suspiria’] next," Green said in an interview with Indie Wire. "That’s the goal. 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 ... I don’t think it will have names.”
In Argento's film, Jessica Harper ("Phantom Of The Paradise," "Safe") played Suzy Banyon, an American dance student enrolled at the Tanz Akademie in Freiburg, Germany. Unfortunately for Suzy, the school was simply a front that masked the activities of Mater Suspiriorum, a powerful witch.
In addition to its strikingly vivid imagery and vicious murder scenes, Argento's film is noted for its aggressive music score from the band Goblin. Gordon is intent on preserving the band's influence.
"We got the rights to the Goblin score, so we're going to use that," Green recently told MovieLine. "Steve Jablonsky, who did the score for 'Your Highness,' is incredible. So I would love to see what he would do with the Goblin music. We could start in a very faithful, synthesizer kind of world of music that Goblin does in the original film and by the end of it turn that score into a huge opera, which would be incredible."
The remake will be produced by Italian director Luca Guadagnino ("The Protagonists") under the First Sun production banner.
See our commentary on the "Suspiria" remake here.
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