David Gordon Green Talks a Younger Suspiria Remake

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Whether you like it or not, a remake of the Dario Argento classic Suspiria is well on its way featuring music from Goblin (hey, at least there’s that). Could the success of Black Swan sway the project in any way? Read on for details.

Complex recently caught up with director David Gordon Green to get the scoop.

[‘Black Swan’] did inspire me to think, ‘Well, I want to go younger now. I want this to be about 14-, 15-year-old girls, rather than women who are Natalie’s age.’ It made me not want to do what ‘Black Swan’ kind of did with the psychology and thriller elements of older characters. If anything, I want to focus on the younger, more naïve kinds of characters—the wide-eyed, ‘Snow White’ version of the movie, rather than a more sophisticated, sexual version of it.”

Of course! It’s not enough that Black Swan and Suspiria are pretty much apples and oranges. Why should we get a sophisticated version when there are teens waiting for their big breaks? Sigh.

Stay tuned for more as it comes; in the interim we’re off to don a sandwich board with the words “Fuck My Life” scrawled across it in our own blood.

David Gordon Green Talks a Younger Suspiria Remake

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  • DavidFullam

    The good-Sounds like a revisionist take on the material, not a straight up copy. The bad-It’s still a remake of Suspiria, and most folks don’t want a remake of Suspiria.

  • will graham

    Actually Dario orginally wanted Suspiria to be bout younger girls, it was made about older people in order to get better distribution.

    Don’t know why he feels the need to compare it to Black Swan (although if Dario and Croenberg had a love child together it would be Black Swan), but it seems someone has been speaking to him bout the original story.

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  • jkincer

    Wait, does David Gordon Green work for Platinum Dunes?