Director Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria is going to have a tough road ahead of it. Maybe not. But like most remakes, the film’s destiny could simply be “not as good as the original.” No matter how good it ends up.
As many legions of fans Argento’s original film has, it looks like there is at least one guy out there that doesn’t care for certain aspects of the technicolored nightmare on celluloid. And that man is the upcoming remake’s screenwriter, David Kajganich.
“I’m not a fan of the original Suspiria, to be honest,” Kajganich told the L.A. Times. “I’m a fan of it as an art piece, but as a narrative, it makes almost no sense.”
Directed by Luca Guadagnino Suspiria stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lutz Ebersdorf, and Jessica Harper, star of the original. The remake is completing post at the moment ahead of its debut at the Venice Film Festival in September. It hits theaters November 2nd.
Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.