But, after all of these years, could the remake have found new life?
Green, best known for films like Pineapple Express, Joe and George Washington, joined William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold of the Crave B-Movies Podcast where he revealed he’s looking to have someone else direct.
“I’m actually hopeful that it’s happening with a great Italian director that I had breakfast with last week,” he stated, basically revealing that they’re looking to find another director to take the reigns. In fact, one of the holdups years ago was that financiers weren’t confident Green could pull off a genre film (seriously).
With a new director comes a new story, which is why Green decided to share some of his vision for the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic that took place in a fancy ballet academy that’s a front for something far more sinister.
“I wrote it with my sound designer. I love Argento’s film and we wrote a very faithful, extremely elegant opera, basically of [Suspiria],” said Green. “I don’t mean musical opera, but it would be incredibly heightened music, and heightened and very operatic and elegant sets. Isabelle Huppert was going to be in it, [and] Janet McTeer. We had an amazing cast of elegance and prestige that we were engineering for it.”
Natalie Portman and Orphan’s Isabelle Fuhrman were both at one point attached to Suspiria.