Apart from its awesome cast and the fact that it was made without the approval of Dario Argento (or for that matter, fans of his original classic), we’ve actually heard surprisingly little regarding Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming remake of Suspiria.
This week however, Hollywood Elsewhere reported something rather interesting. Apparently, the director screened his film – an Amazon Studios production – for the company’s heads during his visit to LA, and it clocks in at a hefty 150 minutes. Additionally, Amazon have unveiled their plans to self-distribute the film which, it has been hinted, may premiere at Cannes 2018.
Jessica Harper – who starred in the 1977 original – will appear in the remake, which is led by Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac Vol. II) and 50 Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson. Also starring are Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler, Małgosia Bela and Lutz Ebersdorf. Adding further credibility is Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, who composed the score.
Hollywood Elsewhere added that the film includes “a show stopping nude scene with women of all shapes and sizes.”
The remake was written by David Kajganich, who adapted his version from Argento and Daria Nicolodi’s original script.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)