The web is abuzz today with word that Natalie Portman has been cast in David Gordon Green's Suspiria remake. Bloody-Disgusting says it's true. As big fans of the original horror classic, we're pretty excited to hear that this movie is happening. Gordon Green is certainly an interesting directorial choice and Natalie Portman's involvement gives the project an added level of credibility.
During ReelzChannel's recent interview with Gordon Green, we asked about the Suspiria remake. Although he didn't mention Portman at the time, he was smiling pretty big when we asked who the girl would be. "I can't say yet. It's pretty awesome. We're in good shape. It could be fun."
Gordon Green went on to say that Dario Argento is not involved with the remake and that he is going for a "beautiful horror movie."
"It's great," Green told ReelzChannel. "I've written [Suspira] with my sound designer. You just have to see it. [I'm going for] the vivid technicolor achievement of The Red Shoes with the intensity and fear and anxiety of TheSilence of the Lambs."
Gordon Green is a big fan of the original and hopes his version will be a fitting homage. The big question, of course, is will he still use the red paint for blood? "Yeah! I love it! It's a pretty heightened reality, what we've engineered here. It's not a cartoon, but it's definitelyin the spirit of what Argento was doing."
Read our full interview with Gordon Green for more on Pineapple Express, his history with Danny McBride and some other future projects he's kicking around. Posted 08.07.08 by reelz