Director David Gordon Green will go down in cinema history as the neo-Malick who turned into the neo-Cheech and Chong. It is a volte-face of astonishing bafflement. Fact.
It’s been known for a while now that he probably got wasted and thought remaking Dario Argento’s iconic horror film, Suspiria, was ‘like a totally radical idea, man’. But it isn’t you fool! What are you going to do – cast Danny McBride in Udo Kier’s role?
Anyway, it seems he’s still intent on making the film and cites Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan as indicative of audience appetite for mental ballet films.
He told Shock Till You Drop:
“There’s an audience for prestige in genre, and to me, that’s exciting. We’re really close to getting that movie made if I can get over a couple more budgetary hurdles I think I can pull it off. My version doesn’t really have any similarities to “Black Swan,” but it proves to the marketplace that you can take a great risk and you can have something that has great artistic ambition, but also has incredible commercial appeal.”
This is still a ridiculous idea in a current raft of ridiculous remake ideas. I’m not even against remakes because re-telling tales is how stories continue down the ages… but time is an important factor and not even a formerly talented filmmaker will out do Argento for sheer craziness and cinematic brilliance. Why doesn’t he just completely rip it off and make his own mad ballet dancer witch school project and call it something else… like Witches Are Totally Bitchin’ – which is about his level these days. Grumble, grumble, moan, moan.
Source: Daily Dead News