EXCL: David Gordon Green Talks Suspiria Remake


And more genre flicks to come?

Last year, it was mentioned that a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror classic Suspiria was in the works and that David Gordon Green was one of the filmmakers in talks to direct, but today, in an interview for his new film Snow Angels, Green confirmed to ShockTillYouDrop.com that the project is still very much alive after the Writers’ Strike.

While Green is well known among indie film fans for his early dramas George Washington and All the Real Girls, Green’s first foray into genre flicks was 2005’s Undertow, which took its cues from ’70s revenge thrillers, and this summer, Green makes his first studio movie with the Seth Rogen action comedy Pineapple Express.

One of the many projects he could do now that he’s finished with the anticipated comedy includes that Argento remake, which he’d like to direct as well as write. “These Italian producers came to me about it, wanting to do a pretty amazing, ambitious, artistic (version),” he told us. “It could be pretty wild.” Even though the original movie was already in English (and starred American actress Jessica Harper), this would feature an all-American cast but would be shot in Europe. It might not be the next thing on Green’s plate to direct since he has a lot of ideas including a big-budget action movie, adapting John Grisham’s non-fiction book “An Innocent Man” and a “medieval project.”

It certainly wouldn’t be Green’s last venture into horror if the other idea he told us about comes to fruition. “I’d also like to start a straight-to-video action company that just does genre movies. Me and my friend Darius just finished the script called “One in the Chamber.” It’s just a guy going to get his kidnapped son out of prison. Give me a couple million bucks to go explore some schlock. I’d like to be the next Roger Corman. He would have his hand in freakin’ ‘Piranha’ but also in Fellini. I like that idea. I would love to do some genre stuff but also some crazy intimate, no-budget movies. That’s my problem. I only have one me, and I have a limited number of years before I die, and the biggest problem is that I like to do a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with movies and movies are very time-consuming, so you have to make choices, and that’s really frustrating.”

You can read more with Green on his upcoming movies over on ComingSoon.net some time in the next day or so.

Source: Edward Douglas