For those unfamiliar with Isabelle Fuhrman:
she’s already got some horror cred behind her thanks to 2009’s Orphan.
Although that film wasn’t Fuhrman’s first feature role — that would be 2007’s Hounddog, with Dakota Fanning — it was the one that gave the up-and-comer her big breakthrough. Since then, she’s moved on to this spring’s megahit The Hunger Games, in which she played the key supporting role of Clove. Her upcoming slate includes The Healer with Super 8 star Joel Courtney, which recently wrapped, and M. Night Shyamalan’s sci-fi adventureAfter Earth with Jaden Smith and Will Smith.
On the original Dario Argento film and Isabelle Fuhrman’s role in the Suspiria remake:
Argento’s 1977 original centered around Suzy, an ambitious American girl who enrolls at a prestigious academy in Europe. Soon after she gets to campus, however, odd things begin to happen, and Suzy eventually realizes that the school is a front for a coven of witches.
David Gordon Green remake in comparison to Dario Argento’s original:
Green has said in the past that his script, which he co-wrote with Chris Gebert, would be “very faithful to the original” with a few changes:
It’s less about ballet and more of a story about the occult and a boarding school for girls in Germany. Scene for scene it’s very similar. In terms of the aesthetic, I haven’t really worked [it] out yet. I’ve just started to get my cinematographer and production designer to look at it, and I’m sure we’re all going to bring our ideas to the table. I don’t want to emulate him or rip him off, I don’t want to do a shot for shot remake of it. But I do feel like it’s a springboard to a lot of huge ideas, and a lot of artful, magnificent ideas. Things that aren’t in the movie theaters in the genre right now.
Suspiria will also star Isabelle Huppert, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist, and Antje Traue.
Suspiria will begin shooting in September 2012 for a 2013 release.