View Full Version : Which arthouse director should remake SUSPIRIA?

04-08-2008, 05:52 AM
Well, apparently this week it's David Gordon Green who will be helming the much discussed SUSPIRIA remake, but who knows who will be attached next week. Which arthouse darling would you like to see helm the granddaddy of Euro-horror films?

04-08-2008, 06:10 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: "Wes Anderson," yes.

04-08-2008, 06:13 AM
Some nice choices in there, but I went with Chan-wook Park. Making it about Asian school girls would be justification enough for its existence. :D I also think he could remain in the same spirit of it with crazy colors and music, while still making it uniquely his own.

04-08-2008, 06:14 AM
I voted for Park...he's a master at evoking emotion and story through lavish visuals, so he could definitely handle the demands of a Suspiria remake. For some reason the idea of him doing it makes sense. Even though Lynch is my current favorite living director, Suspiria just doesn't fit his style.

Del Toro would be a decent choice as well given the fantastical subject matter he takes on, and his great eye for visuals.

Off-topic, I take offense to Tarantino being on an "arthouse" director list :lol:

04-08-2008, 06:47 AM
I went with Terry Gilliam, on the potential for it to never happen. And even if it did, he wouldn't be a horrible choice.

When I saw that Thai director, I was hoping it would be the guy who directed Tears of the Black Tiger, but alas that was someone else. And actually, that guy might not do to bad either (the Black Tiger guy, I mean)

04-08-2008, 07:09 AM
Can we go other?

It depends on the film we want.

Accentuate the balls to the war witch howl? Miike would do nicely. He knows how to get to the base of something and to exploit it.

Accentuate the beauty and mood of the piece? Kim Ki-Duk. He works with silence probably better than anyone, his can work pace like Miike can blood and gore.

One of those - depending on how childish I'm feeling.

04-08-2008, 09:00 AM
I'd rather not see it remade, but I'll go with Lars Von Trier.

The Chaostar
04-08-2008, 12:42 PM
Lars! Lars! Lars!

04-08-2008, 02:26 PM
How about Jim Van Bebber?

04-08-2008, 02:44 PM
How about Jim Van Bebber?

That'd be sweet. And Synapse can release the DVD!! :D

04-08-2008, 05:58 PM
My pick would be David Lynch. His remake would be such a dark & wild ride, nothing short of a surreal mindfuck and an altogether different beast! I've been watching fewer and fewer remakes lately, but Lynch redoing my favorite Argento film would definitely compel me.

As for the reality of Lynch remaking Suspiria, I think the Giants have a better shot at reaching the 2008 World Series. :lol:

04-08-2008, 07:18 PM
I'm gonna have to add another name to the list. Sorry.

Darren Aronofsky. I think he's got the style chops and I think his understanding of the use of score is probably closest to Argento's. But, he's unique enough that it still would be his own vision and not a re-hash

04-08-2008, 07:49 PM
I'd prefer it not be made at all, although I have to admit I would be very interested to see what David Lynch would do with it.

04-08-2008, 10:18 PM
my vote went to Guillermo Del Toro. Argento always said that Snow White was one of his influences on Suspiria. I think del toro could do that supernatural fantasy justice, and he's not afraid of darkness and gore either. But I think suspiria is perfect as is, and i really hope the remake never gets made.

04-08-2008, 10:31 PM
Since this is all theoretical, I'd like to see what Dario Argento himself would do differently with Suspiria more than 30 years after the fact. One could surmise that it would be much the same as The Mother of Tears, but who can really say for sure? (Other than Dario, natch.)

04-08-2008, 10:43 PM
Todd Haynes! Did you see the cinematography in Far From Heaven? The colors? The atmosphere? He could totally make Suspiria work as some sort of post-modern queer fairytale. It would make literary critics and film theorists giddy with joy. I'd write an essay about it. Everyone would be happy.

04-08-2008, 11:28 PM
I went with Lynch - I would be really interested on how that would turn out

04-09-2008, 03:29 AM
Uwe Boll, if only to ensure its deserved fate.

04-09-2008, 05:18 AM
Guille del Toro

04-09-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm going with the current director slated to remake it, David Gordon Green. I would love to see his take on Suspiria.

04-09-2008, 04:53 PM
I voted for the Coens because I love them. Not sure how the finished product would look but they still rock.

Ash J. Williams
04-10-2008, 01:07 AM


04-12-2008, 09:26 PM
I'd rather not see it remade

I can't really imagine any of these directors taking a shot at it.

04-13-2008, 12:59 AM
Todd Haynes? Isn't that the gay guy that does all of the super stylish furniture design? I'll have to go look that up, perhaps I have the name wrong...If it IS, I didn't realize he was directing movies now, but I'm sure the sets will look absolutely "FABULOUS"...

The Chaostar
04-13-2008, 03:34 AM
Was this supposed to be funny?...