We are ready to give our souls over to the dance! A new clip from Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria features some very strange impromptu dancing. While the dance might seem puzzling, the real oddity is Tilda Swinton’s character, Madame Blanc, who looks on in awe. While Dakota Johnson contorts and moves sporadically, it seems that there is something darker and sinister at play at the dance academy.
Last week, fans were blessed with the full-length trailer for the reimagined classic, Suspiria. The tagline, “give your soul to the dance,” is better understood and seen in this menacing new clip. Perfectly titled “Improvise Freely,” the sneak-peak features Johnson as the leading role of Susie Bannion.
Asked to learn a new piece about rebirths and the inevitable pull that they exert and the effort we as humans use to escape them, the students at the academy are drawn into the dance, surrounded by the headmasters and professor. Foreshadowing?
Originally released in 1977 Argento’s use of colorful palettes throughout the film set him apart from his peers, adding a sense of art to gore.
Guadagnino, best known for directing Call Me by Your Name, is stepping behind the camera once again with David Kajganich hemming the script and a score composed by the legendary singer/songwriter Thom Yorke of Radiohead according to Coming Soon.
Suspiria stars Swinton, Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper, who played Suzy Bannion in the original. Swinton was reportedly set to play two roles in the film but Guadagnino shut down this rumor back in February.
While talking to Elle earlier this year, Johnson confessed to being traumatized from filming Suspiria.
“We were in an abandoned hotel on top of a mountain. It had 30 telephone poles on the roof, so there was electricity pulsating through the building, and everyone was shocking each other,” she said. “It was cold as shit, and so dry….which, no lie, fucked me up so much that I had to go to therapy.”
Suspiria will have it’s premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, which began yesterday. The movie will hit theaters nationwide November 2 with a run-time of 152 minutes.Los Angeles and New York fans will be able to catch the film a week early.
Get ready to dance till you die.