Today brings big news in the long-gestured remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. We have just learned (via Deadline) that filming is completed and the project is headed to the European Film Market with FilmNation on board as an international sales agent.
Luca Guadagnino was at the helm of the project. And Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth star. Amazon Studios financed the project and will be in charge of worldwide distribution, as well.
Guadagnino has said that the film will be set in 1977 Berlin. The director also suggested that we can expect to see strong influences of Fassbinder in his redux.
The project was originally going to be helmed by David Gordon Green but Green eventually parted ways with the project. Guadagnino has previously established that his version will be “very different” from Argento’s original.
In the original, Suzy Bannion arrives in Germany where she is attending an all female dance academy. Once there, she discovers that something about the school is amiss. Things are not as they seem. The faculty is distant and secretive. Her peers have unusual tendencies. People keep dying suspicious but seemingly accidental deaths. And strange goings on abound. Suzy soon begins to suspect that witchcraft is being practiced on the premises. But she must piece it all together before she becomes the next student to meet with a tragic “accident”.