Friday, March 7, 2008

David Gordon Green Confirms ‘Suspiria’ Remake - SendMeRSS

'Suspiria'It’s an indisputable horror classic, and one of the scariest gosh darn movies you’ll ever see. So, naturally, when the decision came to remake Dario Argento’s iconic “Suspiria,” they went to the guy best known for Southern coming-of-age stories?

“No, it doesn’t make a lick of sense,” David Gordon Green laughed with MTV News, revealing that he’s already written and hopes to direct a new version of the 1977 film. “But it’s wicked. I love it, plot holes and everything.

“‘Suspiria’ is a classic for me,” he continued. “I want to be scared. I want to be afraid.”

No genre has been more maligned in recent years than horror, particularly its seemingly ubiquitous off-shoot, the “torture porn,” of which “Suspiria” is surely a distant progenitor. The film, about an American student abroad in Germany who discovers that the dancing school she attends is actually home to a coven of Satanic witches, contains one of the most violent on-screen murders in film history – a grisly end Eli Roth on his best day couldn’t match for shock value.

But put it in the hands of an artist like Green and it suddenly becomes “some classy shiat,” the director enthused.

“It’s an opportunity to take all artistic excellence and be inspired by what was a low budget Italian 70’s gore movie,” he said. “Where the art world meets the violent and supernatural.

“I would love to get every geek that loves torture porn and every old lady in line to see 'Phantom of the Opera’ to come and have this insane experience.”

Are you in? What do you think of Green directing a “Suspiria” remake? Sound off below.

Link - Comments - Shawn Adler - Wed, 05 Mar 2008 16:08:35 GMT - Feed (1 subs)
User comment: By: kyle
David Gordon Green is by far the most brilliant filmmaker of his generation. He is an inspired choice for this remake. Especially since the original is a bit overrated in the first place.
User comment: By: James Derek dwyer
DGG should be ashamed of himself. This is a ridiculous idea. Remake Suspiria? WHY? Oh! $$$
User comment: By: jeffmcm
Do the last three posters have brains or oatmeal in their heads? DGG is hardly 'uneducated' and he's a crazy, brilliant choice to make a movie like this. We now already know that it'll be better than anything Darren Bousman could ever do.
User comment: By: Matt
Pathetic. A complete waste of time. And a American directing a remake of a classic Italian horror film. Forget it. This is a massive fail.
What a horrible travesty to leave such an uneducated man at the helm of a remake of an incredibly artistic, genuinely well made film as Suspiria. I question if he has even seen the film, or has simply had it described to him.
User comment: By: Ryan
The original Suspiria is a work of art, an extreme painting on celluloid. No one could ever top it. That said, I will give this remake a shot, but I'm not expecting to like it.
User comment: By: Samantha
This is ridiculous. The original is about as artistic as horror films get and shouldn't be tampered with.
User comment: By: Francesca V
Sounds great...
User comment: By: Jessica D
Better be good.
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