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Last month, in one of April's weirdest pieces of news, it was announced that David Gordon Green ('The Sitter') would be writing and directing a remake of Dario Argento's seminal horror film 'Suspiria.' The plot of the original film, which will be echoed in the remake, centered on a young ballerina named Suzie who travels to Germany to study at a prestigious dance school. Turns out, there's something supernatural and sinister going on at this school and a number of frightening events transpire. Once the announcement was made, the big question that arose (other than a resounding "why?") was who would play Suzie? It now appears as if Isabelle Fuhrman ('Orphan') has landed that lead role. Fuhrman also appeared in Gary Ross' phenomenally successful 'The Hunger Games.' The new 'Suspiria' will be produced by Crime Scene Pictures with production slated to begin in September.
Again, I have no idea why they're remaking 'Suspiria.' No, that's not quite accurate. I know why they're remaking 'Suspiria,' just not why they're letting David Gordon Green remake 'Suspiria.' The fact that he's never done a horror film before is troubling enough considering the legacy of the original film, but more off-putting is how lackluster his last few comedies were. You know, comedy, the genre in which he chiefly works. That being said, I actually like Isabelle Fuhrman. 'Orphan' may have been laughably bad, or at least I found it to be, but there is no denying her performance was chilling. She was also excellent as the particularly nasty tribute Clove in 'The Hunger Games.' I think she'd be a great fit for Suzie, but I can't help but be fixated on the absurdity of Gordon Green sitting in the director's chair. That's just me, what do you guys think?
Are you interested at all in this remake? Do you like the idea of Fuhrman as Suzie?