David Gordon Green's SUSPIRIA Remake Is Dead
Dario Argento's Suspiria is a fantastically trippy horror film that is a must-watch for any film buff. If you haven't watched this psychedelic horror movie, then you've got to check it out. David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) has been developing a remake of the film, and they even cast Isabelle Fuhrman in the lead role, but it looks like the project is dead now. Green is still very much interested in making a great horror film though. In a recent interview with Esquire, the director discussed the project, saying,
"Someone needs to do something very artful with that project. I'm just excited at the thought of making something elegant, and graphic, and classy at a point in the horror genre where everybody's making films raw, and found-footage. I want something to contrast that, but anybody that's interested in horror movies has no interest in that right now. At least, not with my involvement. But maybe someone else will do it.
I've got the whole movie in my head. It's ready to go, but it just costs too much. My version of it costs too much. It would be very respectful of the original film. It's like the restaging of an opera. It's not there to take away from what exists, but to be inspired by what it is, and make something that is its own unique experience, just like 'Prince Avalanche.' Very unique but very respectful."
Whatever movie he's got floating around in his head, I'd like to see it! He then goes on to give his point of view on remakes, and he doesn't really seem to have a problem with them.
"It's no different than taking a book that people like and making a movie version of it. It's adapting something that exists. Is it the most original thing in the world to do? No. It gives you a framework of inspiration. So if you're excited about it, I'd like to see someone else's version of remaking "Prince Avalanche" [itself a remake of an Icelandic film]. I think it would be amazing to see a Korean version of 'Prince Avalanche' as a serial-killer movie."
Now there's a possibility that he could team up with Compliance director Craig Zobel to make a horror film. Green says that he "just wrote a horror film I was reading, and was thinking of making. It's pretty creepy, and really cool. So we're bouncing ideas around with that, and a few other disturbing things we've been delving into. There are a lot of good movies to make. My problem is I'm only one person. That's why it's great that now a lot of my buddies are kind of getting into it. They're like 'Okay, you go make this one, and I'll make that one.' It's fun to be able to pass the torch and have something I get to watch."
I guess we'll just have to wait and see what comes of all this. I'd just love to see Green make a horror movie!
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