Here's a surprising bit of news from Variety: Radiohead's Thom Yorke has officially signed on to write the score for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake.
The original Suspiria soundtrack, written and performed by Goblin, is just about as iconic as the Dario Argento film it was created for. In other words, both Guadagnino and Yorke have some big shoes to fill on this one (note: we're sure neither of them need to be told as much).
For those just joining us, here's Suspiria's plot description, via press release:
Susie Bannion, a young American woman, travels to the prestigious Markos Tanz Company in Berlin in the year 1977. She arrives just as one of the Company’s members, Patricia, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. As Susie makes extraordinary progress under the guidance of Madame Blanc, the Company’s revolutionary artistic director, she befriends another dancer, Sara, who shares her suspicions that the Matrons, and the Company itself, may be harboring a dark and menacing secret.
And here's what Guadagnino has to say about working with Yorke:
“ “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.”
Suspiria is all done shooting and currently working its way through post-production. Once that's all wrapped up, it's getting a theatrical release (via Amazon, who bankrolled the project with K Film Media), and will likely hit the streaming service sometime shortly thereafter.
Stay tuned for more on Suspiria as it becomes available. In the meantime: where do you guys stand on this one?