Hollywood's been threatening to remake Dario Argento's Suspiria for years, and now it appears that they're finally going to do it: according to Variety, A Bigger Splash director Luca Guadagnino is taking over the job, and he's backed up by a pretty impressive cast.
Chloe Moretz is set to star opposite Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Mia Goth in Frenesy Film Company and Mythology Entertainment’s new retelling of the classic horror pic Suspiria.
Based on the 1977 pic from Italian horror master Dario Argento, the film follows a young ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
At one point, David Gordon Green was going to make this film, but that project never quite came together. Obviously, whatever issues were holding it up appear to be resolved, so now everyone is free to resume grumbling about the fact that they're remaking another classic. I'm apathetic about the entire thing, not only because I am a person who understands that remakes do not erase the existence of originals, but also because - shameful confession alert - I've never gotten around to seeing Suspiria.
Yeah, yeah. I know. I know. It's on my list.
Anyway, production on the Suspiria remake is expected to start this month in Italy and Hungary, so stay tuned for updates on that one as it makes its way through production. Given the time frame, I'm guessing we'll see this thing by next Halloween.