David Gordon Green Says His SUSPIRIA Movie Is in Limbo; Wants to Do 3 More PRINCE AVALANCHE Remakes

     January 24, 2013

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One of the more interesting movies I saw at this year’s 2013 Sundance Film Festival was director David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche.  One might think that a movie from the director of Pineapple Express and starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch would be a big, brash, laugh-a-minute comedy, but Prince Avalanche is a surprisingly subdued and touching dramedy that consists of only 4 characters and takes place entirely in the woods.

While at Sundance promoting the film, Green recently participated in a couple of interviews where he dropped some interesting information about upcoming projects.  In addition to revealing that his horror remake Suspiria is stuck in legal woes at the moment, Green said that he wants to do three more Prince Avalanche remakes in the future.  Hit the jump for more.

suspiria-posterGreen has long been attached to a remake of the cult horror film Suspiria and was set to begin production in September of last year, but the production never materialized and we haven’t heard much about it since.  Speaking with The Playlist, Green said the film is in a tight spot:

Suspiria is caught up in legal crap so who knows what will ever happen to that. That kind of falls into the Confederacy Of Dunces category of ‘someday I’d like to make these movies’ that I was once attached to and worked on, but they may never happen.”

Green’s Prince Avalanche was filmed on a very, very tiny budget in Texas (the first time we heard about the movie was after it had wrapped), and it’s actually a remake of an Icelandic film called Either Way that centers on two road crew workers.  The director told The Playlist that he spoke with the Icelandic filmmakers at the Sundance premiere and the trio hatched three more remakes of the story that they’d like to do:

“I’m gonna remake it again, I think. Last night we all conceived three other very interesting ideas of ways of how to do different titles — if I remade Either Way — one of us is going to remake Prince Avalanche… We have three more concepts that we can do that are amazing, in other countries.” When asked if he would shoot the films himself or if he and the Icelandic filmmakers would hand over the keys to different directors, he said they would ideally “do a mix of both.”

I really, really enjoyed Prince Avalanche so I wholeheartedly approve of Green doing a few more character studies in the same vein.  Read Matt’s review of the film right here.

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