Luca Guadagnino Takes Over 'Suspiria' Remake
Published Sep 08, 2015Earlier this year, we learned that director David Gordon Green officially backed down from plans to direct a remake of Dario Argento's 1977 cult classic Suspiria. Still, the project refuses to die, and now has a new director attached.
In a recent interview with Empire, director Luca Guadagnino revealed that he's taken the torch for the forthcoming film. "The film by Dario Argento was a very indicative moment of growing up for me because I saw it when I was 14," he said. "I think it changed me forever. I was obsessed [with Argento] through all my adolescence."
Rather than a straightforward reboot, Guadagnino said his version will take place "in Berlin in 1977," adding, "It's going to be about the mother and the concept of motherhood and about the uncompromising force of motherhood. It's going to be about finding your inner voice – the title is very evocative on these grounds."
"The movie by Dario Argento was maybe a child of its own times," he continued. "It's very delicate; almost childish. I have a very strong interest in German literature and film, so I think [my] Suspiria will have to focus very strongly on that moment in history, in 1977, when Germany was divided and a new generation was claiming and asking to recognise the debt of guilt that forged the new Germany after the war against the fathers who wanted to deny the responsibility."
Before he takes on Suspiria, Guadagnino will first release A Bigger Splash starring Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton.