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Just over a year ago, I reported that the projected remake of Suspiria had been canned. Unfortunately, it seems that this little project is as durable as Mater Suspiriorum herself, for it has once again reared its ugly head, as per an article at Dread Central.

Variety is reporting that upstart production house First Sun has acquired the rights to remake Dario Argento’s classic 1977 headfuck Suspiria for modern audiences. First Sun is a conglomeration of director Luca Guadagnino, fashion designer (!) Silvia Venturini and a slew of producers.

Suspiria has a unique style that we want to reinvent for today’s generation,” director Guadagnino told the trade. “We intend to create a concept that will encompass cinema, videogames, fashion and music and that revives the original for those who did not experience it. The Gothic resurgence is very strong around the world at the moment … and we feel that a new version of Suspiria will fit very well.”

Christ, what is with people? I could say so many nasty things, but I frankly don’t have the energy, so I’ll just shake my head sadly and direct you to some more positive news regarding The Third Mother, straight from the pen of Alan Jones.

 
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 at 6:33 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Cinema | Dario Argento

 
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1.

"We intend to create a concept [...] that revives the original for those who did not experience it."

Why not simply experience the original then?

I really hope this project will get canned again...

Posted by: BobaFett, May 18, 2007 7:19 PM

2.

The Suspiria remake is a horrible idea and their actual plans sound even more horrible.

But I've pretty much given up moaning about the remake craze. Yes, my heart always sinks when I hear something is being remade, but once the film is out there I usually watch it out of interest. Some of them have been good, and I don't get involved in the debates about whether they're "better" or "worse" than the originals, I think it's irrelevant. And ultimately they don't harm the original films, if anything they probably revive interest.

In fact I have the remake of The Fog to watch this weekend. I'm not expecting much from that one...

Posted by: Philly Q, May 19, 2007 11:04 AM

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