Suspiria is one of the most underrated cult-classic horror movies out there – so if you haven’t seen it already, you need to get on it, stat. Better make sure you do it soon too, because a new remake is already in the works, and they’ve got one of the biggest musical legends working on its soundtrack.
It’s been reported that Call Me By Your Love director, Luca Guadagnino, will be stepping into Dario Argento’s shoes for the new remake of the 1977 classic. The original has cultivated a huge following from its ‘70s debut and is known throughout the world for its epic use of score and lighting. So Luca has got some big shoes to fill, and he’s enlisted the help of Radiohead singer and multi-instrumentalist Thom Yorke to get started on the soundtrack.
Early reports have stated that Yorke will be working on the soundtrack alone, and judging by his previous work, he’ll be perfect for the horror movie. By the sounds of it, Guadagnino thinks so too:
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. 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.
This will be Thom Yorke’s first go at producing a movie score, but it’s not the first time a member of Radiohead has tried to get their foot into the world of movie music. Johnny Goodwood, the band’s guitar player, has been working on film scores for the past fifteen years and has produced soundtracks for the likes of We Need to Talk About Kevin, There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice.
The new movie is currently working on the post-production side of things, and so far hasn’t got a release date – but it has one heck of a cast. Think Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper and Dakota Johnson. And with Thom on board, we think it’s going to be epic.