Mr Sausage wrote:
So is DGG trying to redo the look of Suspiria (an inherently losing battle) or does he just want to make a movie about ballerinas and witches?
My version of Suspiria doesn’t have anything to do with ballet at all; it’s an all girls’ boarding school that doesn’t have the dance element.
Worst case scenario: The remake's aim is to make the plot more coherent and make us care more for the characters. Set to Marilyn Manson covers of 80s hits.
Re-working of the plot and characters may not be a problem: Green's stated desire to make the 'fairy tale' version of the film while forgoing psychology makes me think that he understands the plot of Suspiria
need be nothing more than a skeleton on which to hang the (hopefully magnificent) set-pieces, while the cast/characters need only to lead us around the environment (and die in horrible ways).
Speaking of which, Green has also said that he plans not to "soften" the violence--a noble intention, but best of luck to him: Argento wanted to make the original film with children around the age Green is using, but the producers wouldn't allow it (and he was dealing with his own family!).
As for the score, it sounds like we won't be hearing Goblin's original, but that it will be drawn upon extensively:
I want it to evolve. I want to start it at exactly that same place, and take that symphony of synthesizers and evolve it to the opera version. [...] I love the idea of getting someone like John Adams to come and compose the symphony version of it for the ending, something that’s out of left field but is truly just a blossom of the seeds that Goblin planted.