Monday, February 9, 2009

NEWS: Thom Yorke and Gustavo Santaolalla to Do Music For T4?

So, aside from the Grammy's, not much in the way of news has arisen this weekend (sure, there are the BAFTA's, but really, I think the Oscar's are almost pointless, so whatever). However, that has changed, as there happens to be a big rumor making it's way around the web, coming out of the N.Y. Comicon.

It looks like Radiohead leader Thom Yorke, and the brilliant composer, Gustavo Santaolalla (Motorcycle Diaries and all Inarittu films), will be helping in the creation of the Terminator Salvation score. Thanks to The Playlist for the info...

We already know that Danny Elfman is composing the music to director McG's "Terminator Salvation" and that the original theme written by Brad Fiedel will probably be included if it "seems appropriate," Elfman said.

However, at the New York Comic Con this weekend during the "Terminator Salvation" panel, McG -- who also called Christian Bale on his phone, more on that later -- said he had reached out to Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Academy Award-winning Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla ("Babel," "21 Grams," "Brokeback Mountain") to write some music for the film.

"We talked about Gustavo getting together with Thom Yorke from Radiohead which I thought would be very interesting. And they may still do a couple of sounds for the movie," McG said sounding hopeful. As for why he chose Danny Elfman? "I needed someone who understood film as a whole and understood the delicate nature of humanity and the the brutality of the machines."

While the thought of a Santaolalla/Yorke collaboration makes us froth at the mouth, we're not sure "Terminator Salvation" would be the best place to showcase those kinds of potentially amazing sounds. We're also a bit skeptical about the collaboration happening in time, or either artist agreeing to the McG-made request, but we're sure this report will flush some news out there either way.

I love the idea. I am a huge Radiohead fan, and there is no better film score composer working today, my number one with a brilliant and sonic bullet, than Mr. Gustavo. Check out this video for Radiohead's Talk Show Host, from the Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack, along with OK Computer, I beieve.

Now, witness the brilliance of Gustavo Santaolalla...

Gahh, this would be a match made in my heaven, so here's to hoping it happens...

Go see something good!

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