It looks like production on the long-awaited remake of Suspiria – Dario Argento’s twisted 1977 horror – is officially underway. According to reports on Variety, the revival has been given the green light to start filming this October, with Chloë Grace Moretz and Tilda Swinton apparently set to star in the project.
The cult classic follows the story of a 19-year-old American dancer called Suzy Bannion, who travels to Germany to join an elite ballet academy. Once there, a series of grisly murders show that the school may be hiding some seriously sinister, and potentially supernatural, secrets.
While it’s not clear who will be playing who, Moretz is expected to take the leading role of Bannion. Dakota Johnson and Mia Goth will also star, with A Bigger Splash’s Luca Guadagnino set to direct the project. Amazon Studios has reportedly acquired worldwide distribution rights.
Suspiria is likely to be released next year, which would make it tie in neatly with the film’s 40th anniversary – though no official date has been given yet. Variety reports that production will begin this month in Italy and Hungary.