SUSPIRIA REMAKE GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM ARGENTO
Word of David Gordon Green’s proposed remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria first began to make the rounds quite a while ago and at the time it appeared things would be moving ahead quickly. Not so much. Holding up the project was the success of Pineapple Express – which led to a flurry of interest in Green from the major studios – and Argento himself, who held rights to the original. Both issues are now resolved.
Producer Marco Morabito has confirmed via Italian website Bad Taste that the project is moving ahead with Green at the helm…
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M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN NEW MOVIE ‘DEVIL’
M. Night Shyamalan has a new movie coming out called Devil, which is about “a group of people trapped in a elevator [who] realize that the devil is among them.” Really.
We say really because, well, it sounds a bit Snakes on a Plane-like, and not in the good way. M. Night only gets a story credit on this one, as it was directed by Drew Dowdle and Johne Erick Dowdle, with a screenplay by Brian Nelson. Although the premise sounds a bit shaky, the trailer is getting some positive reactions.
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WARNER BROS MOVES FORWARD WITH DARK SHADOWS
Warner Bros. is ramping up a feature version of the supernatural soap opera “Dark Shadows,” set up with Johnny Depp and Graham King’s GK Flms.
Studio’s signed Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” to pen “Dark Shadows.” Depp is only attached as a producer at this point.
Grahame-Smith’s already attached to adapt “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” for Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov at Universal. The history-horror hybrid book, which details Lincoln’s secret battle with the undead, hit shelves in March and portrays the 16th president as a highly trained vampire assassin.
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I am hoping that the remake of Suspiria is better than the original. If you have read my review of Suspiria (the original) you will know I was not to fond of the film and disagreed with critics about it’s ‘scariest movie of all time’ status. I am curious as to how they will embellish on this classic and will definitely go see it and surely compare the two. What do you think?
Considering the bad reviews M. Night is getting for The Last Airbender I wonder how many people will go see ‘Devil’. I think M. Night has a vision that is far beyond the reaches of the normal movie goer and it doesn’t end up being properly interpreted on screen, so people find his films disappointing. I think he’s just misunderstood.
If you noticed his movies always have the theme of random and strange events happening. The reasons behind then ever so slowly unravel on screen and by the time we realize what is actually going on we say “All that nonsense for just this???”. We end up feeling gipped. Or people do figure out what is going on early on and find his slow reveal a bore. Ultimately critics and movie-goers alike want to see him repeat exactly the same experience he gave us in his very successful film The Sixth Sense, but with placing the bar so high, he constantly fails in everyone’s eyes. It is quite sad. What are your thoughts?