September 24, 2008
First Natalie Portman was reportedly going to remake Dario Argento's "Suspiria." Now, IGN discovered during an interview with the director to promote the release of "Mother of Tears," that his original giallo classic "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" is the target of a remake.
"This is much more difficult to remake because there's a link to Italy in the 1970s, which is a little bit difficult to do,” he said, ”but if somebody wants to do that, okay (laughs)."
"Bird with the Crystal Plumage" is an excellent, vintage Argento film and certainly doesn't need a remake. But given the state of affairs of the horror genre at the moment, what with remakes of "Friday the 13th" and "Nightmare on Elm Street" garnering the most press and the most buzz, it sounds inevitable at this point.
Meanwhile, Argento revealed that the title for his upcoming movie "Giallo" is likely to change to something else. "It's a title for us, so I'm sure now we will change that title."
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