We recently caught up with Mia Goth while doing press for this weekend’s A Cure For Wellness, and the actor had some surprising things to say about the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
“Well, what I can say about that is that I think people are going to be really pleasantly surprised to realize it’s really not a remake at all,” said Goth. “I think people are going to be shocked; it’s a nod of the hat to Dario Argento’s version of Suspiria, but we really do take it to a completely different place. Well, I say that and I think I’m going to be giving a lot away but Luca has got a great eye for esthetics, he’s a very tasteful person, he really knows what he wants. It’s going to be visually stunning.”
The remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian horror classic has been a passion project for director Luca Guadagnino for some time. It stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth and is based on a young American ballet dancer who travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is something far more sinister and supernatural. She becomes increasingly terrified after a series of gruesome murders ensue and she slowly unravels the dark history of the academy.
Suspiria is written by David Kajganich, who adapts the “remake” from Argento and Daria Nicolodi’s original script.
Frenesy Film Company, Mythology Entertainment, First Sun Films, and Memo Films produce. Guadagnino, Brad Fischer, Kajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, William Sherak, and Silvia Venturini Fendi are producers on the title while James Vanderbilt, Paul Deason, Massimiliano Violante, and Carlo Antonelli exec produce.
Amazon Studios picked up the project last year for worldwide distribution rights and is financing production.
Argento’s original, which was laden with the supernatural, witches, and a lot of blood, marked the beginning of the director’s “Three Mothers” trilogy, which was followed by Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007).