The re-imagining of Suspiria is heating up. From Amazon Studios and Luca Guadagnino comes the 2018 interpretation of the 1977 Dario Argento classic.
Though audiences were initially hesitant of the reboot (the original having a believed un-replicatable tone and aesthetic), the trailer and marketing that have slowly begun rolling out for Suspiria (2018) have been awfully convincing. Opting to veer from the bright, primary palette of its predecessor and wading in drab browns, and moody grays of 1970’s cinema. The film also boasts a powerhouse female cast, including Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness), Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie, 2013), and Suspiria’s (1977) own prima ballerina, Jessica Harper.
The latest clip enters ballet class at the esteemed Markos Dance Academy. Susie Bannion (Johnson) is given free reign from artistic director Madame Blanc (Swinton) to interpret the music and dance as she feels compelled. At the center of the rhythmic, vibrating circle of her fellow classmates, Susie seems almost possessed as the dance takes over her. ..Or is it more than just the dance taking hold? Watch the clip, below.
Suspiria is written by David Kajganich. The film is scored by Thom Yorke, of the band Radiohead.
As a darkness builds at the center of a world-renowned dance company, its artistic director (Swinton), a young American new to the troupe (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf) become entangled in a bloody, sighing nightmare.
Suspiria will receive a limited release in Los Angeles and New York on October 26th, before opening wide November 2nd, 2018. Preliminary reviews have been hitting the web, calling the film the most divisive since Darren Aronofsky’s mother!
How do you feel the re-imagining is shaping up? Should this dance hit the stage once more, with a fresh ensemble?