Radiohead’s front man and modern day poet Thom Yorke is diving back into other interests by signing on to do the film score for the upcoming remake of Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria’.
Variety reports the reimagining of Dario Argento’s cult classic. The new version of the horror film is directed by the critically acclaimed Italian filmmaker behind “Call Me By Your Name” and “I Am Love.” Yorke is best-known as the singer and principal songwriter behind the alt-rock band Radiohead. “Suspiria” marks the first time he scored a feature film.
“Suspiria” is set in 1977 Berlin and follows a young American woman who joins a prestigious dance company. She arrives just as one of the members mysteriously disappears. As her stock in the company rises, she begins to suspect that the dance troupe is harboring a disturbing secret.
The director Luca Guadgnino said working with Yorke was “a dream come true,” adding “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” recently wrapped filming and is currently in post-production.
Yorke, best known for his falsetto voice, is also a multi-instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, and drums, and works extensively with synthesizers and sequencers. Jonny Greenwood, a fellow Radiohead member, has extensive experience on film scores, working with Paul Thomas Anderson on “The Master” and “There Will be Blood.”
This film also stars Chloe Moretz and Dakota Johnson
Watch the original film in HD here