People just landed a snap of Tilda Swinton in old age makeup on the set of Suspiria. And the actress is virtually unrecognizable. You can check the image out for yourself after the break.
Swinton is reportedly playing Madame Blanc in the remake (a character depicted in Dario Argento’s 1977 original). She appears to be in disguise in the below image.
When we last reported on the project, it was via an update from star Mia Goth. When the actress spoke with BD about the project, she revealed that (in her assessment) the picture isn’t even a remake, so much as a “tip of the hat” to the original.
Goth made the following statement to the outlet: “Well what I can say about that is I think people are going to be really pleasantly surprised to realize that it’s really not a remake at all. I think people are going to be really shocked. It’s a nod of the hat to Dario Argento and his version of Suspiria, but we really do take it to a completely different place”.
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. And, in addition to Mia Goth and Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz also 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”.