David Gordon Green Directing 'Suspiria' for Crime Scene Pictures
Adding another title to its slate, financing and production company Crime Scene Pictures has set David Gordon Green to direct horror pic Suspiria.
Crime Scene's Adam Ripp and Rob Paris are partnering with producers Francesco Melzi d'Eril from Memo Films and Luca Guadagnino from First Sun on the project, which Wild Bunch will introduce to foreign buyers at the Cannes film market next month.
Green wrote the adapted script -- based on Dario Argento's film of the same name -- with Chris Gebert and is set to begin shooting in September. Casting is underway.
Suspiria centers around Suzie, an ambitious and bright American student who arrives abroad to study at a world-famous school. She begins to suspect that the academy may be a front for a more menacing orginization when the once-quiet campus is rocked by a brutal murder and several other cruel and strange homicides.
"We love the style and energy of the original film -- and David's script brilliantly updates the world, presenting a rare opportunity to create an elegant, classic horror film," Ripp and Paris said.
Rizal Risjad, Silvia Fendi and Philip Elway will executive produce, while Lisa Muskat will co-produce.
Crime Scene is currently in pre-production on Kate Hudson action-thriller Everly, which Joe Lynch is directing from a Black Script list by Yale Hannon.
First Sun produced the Golden Globe-nominated I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton and the upcoming The Landlords.