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Suspiria Remake Revived

Now this is truly scary…

Variety is reporting that upstart production house First Sun has acquired the rights to remake Dario Argento’s classic 1977 headfuck Suspiria for modern audiences. First Sun is a conglomeration of director Luca Guadagnino, fashion designer (!) Silvia Venturini and a slew of producers.

“Suspiria has a unique style that we want to reinvent for today’s generation,” director Guadagnino told the trade. “We intend to create a concept that will encompass cinema, videogames, fashion and music and that revives the original for those who did not experience it. The Gothic resurgence is very strong around the world at the moment … and we feel that a new version of Suspiria will fit very well.”

You know what is the most scary about that statement to me? The use of the word “videogames”. How are they planning to incorporate that into a Suspiria remake? I shudder to think.

This is good news, though, since the last group who wanted to remake the film a few years back didn’t have the best of intentions for it, which may help explain why it never happened. I hope First Sun is able to include Argento in their creative process, as I’m sure he’d find the whole thing fascinating and relatively stress-free. Keep it here for more as we learn it!

Johnny Butane

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