Amazon Studio‘s remake of Dario Argento‘s Suspiria has been in the works for a while. While there’s been no shortage of news about the upcoming film, until now there had been no word of a future release date. According to Variety, the remake will have it’s first theatrical release in Italy, with Videa “planning a fall Italian release in tandem with Amazon’s U.S. theatrical outing.”
So our first word on the US release comes smuggled in an article on the Italian release strategy. Though this little snippet of information doesn’t narrow the date down more exactly, we can expect Suspiria‘s allegedly even darker re-imagining to hit theatres early this Autumn.
For so many people, Suspiria is an absolute classic in no need of re-imagining, but director Luca Guadagnino has seemingly found new disturbing directions to take the story, with a clip revealed at the Las Vegas CinemaCon simultaneously captivating and nauseating audiences.
The remake follows the story of:
“Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.”
Although revamping Suspiria is a tall order, the new film has a ton of potential, starring big names like Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness), Chloe Grace Moretz (November Criminals), and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), as well as the star of the original Suspiria Jessica Harper.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is composing the score, an interesting complement to the original film’s widely praised soundtrack by Goblin.
Suspiria‘s still currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in September at the Venice Film Festival.