David Gordon Green talks SUSPIRIA remake and Natalie Portman's involvement

David Gordon Green has been planning a remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria with Natalie Portman attachedto star. As you may know, both films involve ballet. That makes me wonder if Black Swan had hurt Suspiria's chances of going behind the camera.

Here is what he had to say when asked if Black Swan had thrown a wrench into his plans:
"No, that adds to it. That means there’s an audience for prestige in genre, and to me, that’s exciting. We’re really close to getting that movie made if I can get over a couple more budgetary hurdles I think I can pull it off. My version doesn’t really have any similarities to “Black Swan,” but it proves to the marketplace that you can take a great risk and you can have something that has great artistic ambition, but also has incredible commercial appeal."
I watched Suspiria for the first time this year thanks to the recommendation of our own Dr. Venkman, and loved it.  Green knows a thing or two about comedy, but I am having trouble imagining him doing justice to this horror classic. Green’s latest film , The Sitter starring Jonah Hill arrives in theaters this Friday. You can read the full interview with Green at Coming Soon.

I am not sold on this remake even being necessary. What are your thoughts on this news. Do you think that Natalie Portman is a good fit for the role?
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