Though remaking a cult favorite like Suspiria has always been a dubious endeavor, it’s one that’s also attracted some really intriguing talent.
Back in 2008, David Gordon Green wanted to head up the project, co-writing a script and casting the likes of Isabelle Huppert, Janet McTeer, and Isabelle Fuhrman before dropping out due to studio conflicts. Now, a decade later, Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has his own remake (though he calls it an “homage”) hitting theaters, this take re-teaming him with his always-entertaining A Bigger Splash and I Am Love star Tilda Swinton. Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth also star, with original Suspiria lead Jessica Harper and Swinton in old man makeup rounding out the cast. And while the update may not boast a legendary score by Italian prog-rock outfit Goblin, Guadagnino’s composer is no slouch, either: the film’s ominous chords come compliments of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
It’s an impressive pedigree that, while unlikely to create anything as iconic as the 1977 Italian classic, should at least keep its director, Dario Argento, from angrily gesturing himself to death. We’ll find out when it hits theaters November 2.