Despite star Mia Goth recently saying that it’s not so much a remake as a “re-telling” and that it will “shock fans” in a good way, I’d still like to pretend that the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s masterpiece doesn’t exist. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s happening. In fact it’s currently in post production. At least the fact that it’s being produced by Amazon means that it probably won’t get into cinemas, and will probably be a streaming-only release with no physical release for some time. This means that, as I’m not really into streaming, I probably won’t be tempted to give it a go….which can only be a good thing for my blood pressure.
Anyway, news recently came from Bloody Disgusting that a little known website called Hollywood Elsewhere says that the Suspiria remake has:
“…almost an all-woman cast, and featuring a show-stopping nude scene with women of all shapes and ages. Maybe a Cannes ’18 debut but who knows? I forget exactly how long Dario Argento’s original was, but Luca’s version is two hours, 50 minutes.”
Now supposedly this website doesn’t always post the exact truth, but this is intriguing nonetheless [I’m talking about the length aspect, honest] and certainly possible considering how long some of our big blockbusters are these days. Argento’s film ran for a paltry 98 minutes!
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.
The film is directed by Luca Guadagnino, written by David Kajganich, and stars Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, Sylvie Testud, Angela Winkler, Ma?gosia Bela, Lutz Ebersdorf and Jessica Harper. No release date yet.