March 30, 2011

David Gordon Green Hopes Suspiria Remake Is Next, Natalie Portman Not Involved?

Writer/director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter) talked to ThePlaylist about the possibility of Natalie Portman still being involved with the Suspiria remake. David says he'd rather work with a group of unknowns and that Portman might be too old to play a high school girl. He also confirmed to MovieLine that he wants to use the original haunting score by Goblin. While I'm in the belief Dario Argento's Suspiria is ripe for a remake it's even better that David Gordon Green is the person behind it.

“I want an unknown cast, and I think she’s a little too old for it. My version isn’t necessarily about ballet, it’s more of an all-girls boarding school, so I think she’s probably too old to pass for a high school-er. I don’t think it will have names, but hopefully it will be at a studio. Because I definitely enjoy having a movie that gets marketed that people go to see. But there’s no greater passport. ‘Suspiria’ is a great reason to move to Germany, hang out there for awhile, discover some new European cast members, find something scary."

"I'm trying to put it together to shoot in the fall or winter next year... I just finished a new draft of the script. It's very faithful to the original, although it doesn't have anything to do with ballet — it's more of an all-girls boarding school and focuses more on the occult."

"'I think it's something that's very closely inspired by Argento's original movie, Green said, 'and I think fans of that movie will see that we're taking those concepts — and in some cases those scenes, and in some cases those exact shots and dialogue —and expanding on it and making it very artful. And hopefully, horrifying.'"

“We got the rights to the Goblin score, so we’re going to use that. Steve Jablonsky, who did the score for Your Highness, is incredible. So I would love to see what he would do with the Goblin music. We could start in a very faithful, synthesizer kind of world of music that Goblin does in the original film, and by the end of it turn that score into a huge opera, which would be incredible.”

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