It seems as though The Sitter did not assuage ambition. As Deadline reports, David Gordon Green can finally move forward with his Suspiria remake, since Crime Scene Pictures, Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Hotel Rwanda) of Memo Films, and First Sun’s Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love) have all come on to produce and finance the film, with a September start in place.
Prior reports had pegged Natalie Portman — who starred for Green in Your Highness — as the star; she’s been out for some time, though, and there’s since been a search for unknowns. While this, unfortunately, doesn’t appear to have gone anywhere over the past seven and a half months, they are looking at the moment. (I wouldn’t necessarily expect a name to be announced for another few months, though I’ve been wrong in that department before.)
Green‘s also been vocal about his desire to craft something faithful to Dario Argento‘s original, one which, nevertheless, contains “a cool genre spin on what Suspiria is, but also has my fingerprints on it and has a sense of strange elegance to it.” Crime Scene producers Adam Ripp and Rob Paris more or less back that up, noting how the screenplay (also written by Chris Gebert) “brilliantly updates the world.”
His recent work (even, to some extent, Pineapple Express) hasn’t been the finest hour, but I am, for whatever reason, thinking a jump into horror will serve as something of a mend. If not, maybe Green can go down swinging.
How do you feel about Green committing to his Suspiria remake?
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