A while back came word that “Prince Avalanche” and “Your Highness” director David Gordon Green’s planned remake of Dario Argento’s haunting horror classic “Suspiria” had fallen apart.
Now, speaking with Esquire, Green has spoken about the project’s collapse, and basically how he can’t do his vision of the film:
“I don’t know if it’ll ever happen. Someone needs to do something very artful with that project. I’m just excited at the thought of making something elegant, and graphic, and classy at a point in the horror genre where everybody’s making films raw, and found-footage. I want something to contrast that, but anybody that’s interested in horror movies has no interest in that right now. At least, not with my involvement. But maybe someone else will do it.”
The collapse of the film’s financing was the main reason for the project not being made. Had it gone ahead though, Green says he would’ve done a work that was very respectful to the original:
“I’ve got the whole movie in my head. It’s ready to go, but it just costs too much. My version of it costs too much. It would be very respectful of the original film. It’s like the restaging of an opera. It’s not there to take away from what exists, but to be inspired by what it is, and make something that is its own unique experience, just like Prince Avalanche. Very unique but very respectful.”
Green also confirmed that “Compliance” director Craig Zobel penned a horror film which Green has been “thinking of making”. At the moment, he and Zobel are brainstorming some ideas regarding that.