The reimagining of Dario Argento’s cult horror classic Suspiria, which is to be helmed by Luca Guadagnino, has found its musical muse to work on the score for the film: Radiohead’s very own Thom Yorke.
Yorke is best known as the singer and main songwriter for Radiohead, is diving in on what will be a first in his career. His fellow bandmate Jonny Greenwood has scored films such as There Will be Blood and The Master, and Suspiria will mark a new stage in Yorke’s musical career.
The remake is set in 1977 Berlin and follows a young American woman (Dakota Johnson) who joins a prestigious dance company. She arrives just as one of the members mysteriously disappears and begins to suspect that the dance troupe is harbouring a disturbing secret. Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper also star.
In a statement, Guadgnino said working with Yorke was: “a dream come true. 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.”
Yorke has some pretty big shoes to feel, in the original 70’s film, Italian prog rock band Goblin composed most of the film’s musical score which almost became as iconic as the film itself. Goblin had previously scored the director from the original, Dario Argento’s earlier film Deep Red as well as several subsequent films following Suspiria.
Amazon Studios co-financed the film with K Period Media, the producer of “Manchester by the Sea. Marco Morabito and Brad Fischer produced the film through their Frenesy Films and Mythology Entertainment production banners. David Kajganich wrote the script.