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Argento's Suspira to be remade

Suspira.jpgThere's going to be a remake of Dario Argento's classic horror film Suspira, now that would normally be enough to drive you mad, but it seems like the plan is to cross market it into other areas, not just film.

First off I know this is going to seriously annoy my friend Dave with the news that Dario Argento's classic film Suspira is going to be remade, seriously. According to the story on Variety it will become an English language film, what's more worrying are the comments from the production company:

"'Suspiria' has a unique style that we want to reinvent for today's generation...We intend to create a concept that will encompass cinema, videogames, fashion and music and that revives the original for those who did not experience it.

So it's going to be a film, videogame, and a range of clothing and music? Have I been drinking? The classic Suspira reduced to this?



I'm refraining from making too many comments on this before I see the first 2 or Argento's trilogy. I may have something to add on Monday...

this is a revival of a remake first announced a year ago. the worrying part, other than the usual remake issues, is, for me, the inclusion of mentions of things like 'videogame culture'. odd. worrying.

...that revives the original for those who did not experience it

...and who, like me, can watch the original on DVD if they missed it at the cinema 30 years ago and be stunned by it in that form. (Hell, I first saw it via an old, grotty, murky pan/scan VHS tape and even in that form it was an obviously remarkable film.) The idiots behind this thing clearly haven't considered that idea, and the blurb suggests they haven't entirely considered their own idea either.


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