The latest update in the saga that is the Suspiria remake finds one of its stars arguing whether or not the film is even a remake at all. Star Mia Goth spoke with BD about the project and 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 of the project. And, in addition to Goth, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz 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”.