Actress Sandro Kopp and director Luca Guadagnino on the set of Suspiria.
Photo: Sandro Kopp/Amazon Studios

As we pointed out in our review of the film earlier this week, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake isn’t going to be for everyone. In fact, we suspect that a good portion of moviegoers are going to hate it. So if decadent high-art witchcraft is your thing, as it is ours, please make a point of supporting the movie so we can get a sequel set in the year 1212.

Director Luca Guadagnino elaborates on his plans for a follow-up to The Playlist, describing a prequel about the medieval adventures of Tanz Academy headmistress Helena Markos: “I have this image in my mind of Helena Markos in solitude in the year 1212 in Scotland or in Spain,” he says. “Wandering through a village and trying to find a way on how she can manipulate the women of the village. I have this image. I know she was there, I know it was six to seven hundred years before the actual storyline of this film.”

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If it’s anything like Ken Russell’s The Devils, we’re in. Guadagnino has previously expressed his interest, albeit in less detail in making a sequel to the film exploring the origins of Markos and her second-in-command Madame Blanc, both played by Tilda Swinton in the film. As for the possibility of Tilda returning for a sequel, he says, “I plot adventures with Tilda on a daily basis. This could be one. We have to see how audiences react.”

And although we’re not occult experts, a little light googling seems to support our suspicion that the number 12 has magical significance. Actual occult experts, feel free to chime in below.

[via Indiewire]

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