People have been talking about the Suspiria remake in earnest ever since Amazon decided to show some graphic footage during their luncheon at CinemaCon. Amazon Studios talked about their commitment to the theater and it appears that is going to be worldwide as well. Variety has reported that Italian distribution company Videa has picked up the rights to the movie to see it released in theaters.
Videa holds most international rights to Argento’s 1977 Italian horror classic. They co-produced the “Suspiria” reimagining with Amazon and Guadagnino’s own Frenesy Films shingle and have subsequently boarded as a distributor. Videa is planning a fall Italian release in tandem with Amazon’s U.S. theatrical outing of Guadagnino’s follow-up to “Call Me by Your Name,” which has a starry cast toplining Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson.
The movie is already getting a lot of buzz with original star Jessica Harper, who does play a role in this remake, saying on her facebook (via IndieWire) that it was brilliant.
I have seen this movie–the most brilliantly scary film I have ever seen. [Director] Luca [Guadagnino]’s Call Me By Your Name does not prepare you for it, but throws into relief the director’s brilliance and versatility.
For now fans are forced to continue to wait for any footage from the movie while those of us at the Amazon luncheon can’t get it out of our heads.
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Suspiria, directed by Luca Guadagnino, stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Jessica Harper, and Mia Goth. It is rumored for a September 14th release.