The forever beloved Thom Yorke of Radiohead will be scoring the remake of 1977 cult classic film Suspiria. (Yes, you read that right.) The frontman of the British prog-pop band has been hailed as one of the most influential figures in the music industry; However, this will be Yorke’s first time scoring a film and it’s not just any film at that.
Forty years later, Dario Argento’s Suspiria is still one of Italian cinema’s most renowned pictures. The score was originally composed by prog-rock band Goblin and their iconic eerie, synth-heavy electronics are widely considered works of genius. Luca Guadanino (best known for I Am Love) will be directing the remake starring Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, and original lead Jessica Harper among others. Johnson will be playing a young American ballerina named Susie Bannion who travels to a prestigious dance company in 1977 Berlin. She discovers that one of the academy’s members has mysteriously disappeared (Moretz) and that the company may be harbouring a dark and menacing secret.
Luca has spoken of Thom’s role being “a dream come true.”
“Thom’s art transcends the contemporary… 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.”1
Producers Fischer and Morabito added, “Thom Yorke has composed and performed some of the most iconic and transformative music in modern culture. To have him lend his talent to ‘Suspiria’ is an extraordinary gift, both to us as filmmakers and to audiences, who have a remarkable, terrifying and emotionally stirring experience in store for them.”
In addition to the tremendous success with their OK Computer re-release and A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead have just wrapped up their U.S. tour and are preparing for some European summer dates and a headlining appearance at Glastonbury. Despite all that, fortunately, we will not have to wait too long to hear the product of Yorke’s multi-instrumentalist genius and signature falsetto.
Suspiria is now in its post-production stages and is set to be out later in 2017.
Listen to the original score by Goblin here.