Suspiria remake will run an hour longer than original
The time is coming for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake and after bloody posters and disturbing teasers, it was announced on Twitter that the film will run 152 minutes long, exactly one hour longer than the original film’s 92-minute runtime.
The longer runtime does arouse a lot of curiosity as to Guadagnino’s expansions on the original, with many potential for reasons as to why. For starters, based on the teasers, Guadagnino will feature dance sequences and given their equally sensual and haunting nature, it’s not hard to believe the 46-year-old Italian director would want to take his time with developing the atmosphere and extend these scenes. There’s also his love for elongated close-ups and slow-pans that will not only help develop a more terrifying mood for the film and that might help the movie run longer.
In the film, a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino steps behind the camera for the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic which features a script by David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash, The Terror). Suspiria stars Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Doctor Strange), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, How To Be Single), Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, The 5th Wave), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness, Everest) and Jessica Harper of the original Suspiria.
It had been previously reported that actress Tilda Swinton plays two roles in the film, taking on the role of “real life German psychoanalyst” Lutz Ebersdorf who will “make his feature debut” in the film, but Guadagnino confirmed to Yahoo back in February that he will be portrayed by the real Ebersdorf. The score will be composed by legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
Suspiria will officially debut in theaters on November 2.