Director Luca Guadagnino recently spoke with IndieWire about his remake of Suspiria and he dropped a major bombshell: His version will not be bathed in the same primary color palette as Argento’s original.
Guadagnino told IndieWire: “It’s a film about guilt and motherhood. It has no primary colors in its color palette, unlike the original. It will be cold, evil and really dark”
The outlet is also reporting that the picture may enjoy a theatrical release later this year via Amazon Studios.
Filming recently wrapped on the project. The film stars Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Amazon Studios financed the project and will be in charge of worldwide distribution, as well.
Guadagnino has said that the feature 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”.