The Radiohead frontman has announced he will be making his debut in as a film composer, after signing up to be involved in the Italian horror film, Suspiria, a re-make of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic.
The film marks Yorke’s first ever scoring a full-length film, and sees him following in the tracks of fellow band-member Johnny Greenwood.
Much of Greenwood’s solo work in the last few years has seen the musician contributing to film scores. Having worked with the director Paul Thomas Anderson on There Will be Blood, The master, and Inherent Vice.
Confirmation was given online after the film’s director Luca Guadgnino released a statement, confirming the band member’s contribution.
“Thom’s art transcends the contemporary. To have the privilege of his music and sound for Suspiria is a dream-come true,” said Guadgnino in the statement. “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.”
His debut film score will be the first feature-length film that Yorke has worked on, after contributing to UK Gold, a film about tax avoidance, alongside Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja in 2013. Yorke was also involved in contributing to 1998’s Velvet Goldmine.
The film will star Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, and has recently finishing shooting. The film is currently in post-production stages, and no release date is yet to be confirmed.
Yorke has not yet made any official statement about his plans for the film.