Thom Yorke to score Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake
It’ll be the artist’s first score for an entire feature film
The Radiohead frontman has been tapped to score the remake of Dario Argento’s cult classic, Suspiria. The horror soundtrack of the 1977 film was scored by Italian prog-rock band Goblin and was an influential masterpiece in itself, inspiring a generation of electronic producers.
Acclaimed filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is best known for A Bigger Splash and I Am Love. Suspiria – starring Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz and Tilda Swinton in the remake – tells the story of a young American ballerina discovering the dark secrets of a prestigious German dance company.
Though Yorke has previously contributed to the score of a 2015 documentary, entitled The UK Gold, it’ll be his first entire feature film. Bandmate Jonny Greenwood has also been tapped to score the film You Were Never Really Here.
Guadagnino has said, “Thom’s art transcends the contemporary. To have the privilege of his music and sound for Suspiria is a dream come true. The depth of his creation and artistic vision is so unique that our Suspiria will sound groundbreaking and will deeply resonate with viewers. Our goal is to make a movie that will be a disturbing and transforming experience: for this ambition, we could not find a better partner than Thom.”
The remake has recently wrapped filming and is in the post-production stage. Funded by Amazon Studios and K Period Media, the film will be released theatrically this year in the US. Recently, the band announced their reissue of OK Computer, entitled OKNOTOK.