The upcoming Suspiria reboot is sounding tantalisingly interesting with each day that passes–the latest news being that Jessica Harper (who played Suzy Bannion in Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece) would be making an appearance in the flick, as “Susie” according to IMDb.
The good/weird news just keeps on coming, as Variety reports that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke will be composing the score for the movie, production on which just recently wrapped.
This will be Yorke’s first ever film score, following in the footsteps of band-mate Johnny Greenwood who’s provided the music for movies such as Inherent Vice and We Need To Talk About Kevin.
The updated version of Suspiria, which is being directed by Luca Guadagnino, will have a dramatically different color palate from the original and may enjoy a theatrical release later this year via Amazon Studios.
Of the partnership with Yorke, which is a huge departure from Goblin, who scored the original movie, Guadagnino said:
Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom
The film stars Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Amazon Studios financed the project and will be in charge of worldwide distribution, as well.
Director Guadagnino has said that the feature will be set in 1977 Berlin. He has also suggested that we can expect to see strong influences of Fassbinder in his redux.
The project was originally going to be helmed by David Gordon Green but he eventually departed. Guadagnino has previously established that his version will be “very different” from Argento’s original.
In the original, Suzy Bannion arrives in Germany, where she is attending an all female dance academy. Once there, she discovers that something about the school is amiss. Things are not as they seem. The faculty is distant and secretive. Her peers have unusual tendencies. People keep dying suspicious, but seemingly accidental deaths. And strange goings on abound. Suzy soon begins to suspect that witchcraft is being practiced on the premises. But she must piece it all together before she becomes the next student to meet with a tragic “accident”.
In contrast, the premise for the reboot is as follows:
A young American ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is something far more sinister and supernatural. She becomes increasingly terrified after a series of gruesome murders ensue and she slowly unravels the dark history of the academy.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more news on Suspiria as it becomes available.