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David Gordon Green on his long-gestating Suspiria remake and possible new horror film

08.13.2013by: Kevin Woods

At the beginning of this year director David Gordon Green shared some dire news on his SUSPIRIA remake, stating that the film may never happen even though, at one point, it certainly seemed as if the stars had aligned for the project. Now Green has sat down with Esquire to talk a bit about his current film, PRINCE AVALANCHE, as well as briefly touching on the long-gestating SUSPIRIA remake as well as his plans to dabble in the horror genre again.

Speaking on his SUSPIRIA remake, Green shared...

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 filmmaker says that he'd still be up for making the project, saying...

"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."

And he emphasizes that his version would be faithful, but with a slightly different spin to Dario Argento's original.

"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..."

So we may never see David Gordon Green's vision of SUSPIRIA, but he hasn't ruled out dabbling in our beloved genre, sharing that he has been mulling teaming up with COMPLIANCE director Craig Zobel on a project.

He just wrote a horror film I was reading, and was thinking of making. It's pretty creepy, and really cool. So we're bouncing ideas around with that, and a few other disturbing things we've been delving into. There are a lot of good movies to make. My problem is I'm only one person. That's why it's great that now a lot of my buddies are kind of getting into it. They're like, "Okay, you go make this one, and I'll make that one." It's fun to be able to pass the torch and have something I get to watch."

I know I'm not alone in wanting to see Green tackle some darker subjects, and it'd be a blast to see what he could do with a genre film. What do you think? Spit back with your thoughts on David Gordon Green dabbling in the horror biz below!

Extra Tidbit: Were you onboard with DGG's SUSPIRIA remake or are you glad it is seemingly dead?
Source: Esquire

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