Newswire: Europe gets in on the reboot trend with TV versions of Django and Suspiria

Continuing the grand ’70s tradition of Italians ripping off international entertainment trends (see: The Exorcist and Beyond The Door), Deadline reports that a French and an Italian production company are combining forces to produce rebooted TV versions of two genre classics: Sergio Corbucci’s iconic 1966 spaghetti Western Django and Suspiria De Profundis, a collection of fantasy essays published in 1845 by English writer Thomas De Quincey that served as the inspiration for Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece Suspiria.

The TV version of Django is envisioned as a 12-episode “re-imagining” of the original film, about a gunslinger burdened by his tragic past—and the coffin he drags around with him everywhere—who does battle with the Ku Klux Klan in an even-muddier-than-usual frontier town. Django inspired a legion of ripoffs and imitators, including—by his own admission—Quentin Tarantino’s 2013 film Django Unchained, which took out the coffin but …

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