First Sun has acquired the rights to remake Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror movie “Suspiria” an plan to remake it as an English-language film.
“‘Suspiria’ has a unique style that we want to reinvent for today’s generation. We intend to create a concept that will encompass cinema, videogames, fashion and music and that revives the original for those who did not experience it. The Gothic resurgence is very strong around the world at the moment … and we feel that a new version of ‘Suspiria’ will fit very well” said ‘Sun’ co-founder and director Luca Guadagnino (“Melissa P.”) at a press conference in Cannes yesterday.
Guadagnino added that he is seeking an international director not necessarily associated with the horror genre. First Sun is also in talks with writer Scott Heim (“Mysterious Skin”) and David Gordon Green to adapt, and production is slated to begin next year.
The original refurbished Italian-language version of the film is set to screen today at Cannes in honor of the 30th anniversary of its release.