Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
As you probably already know, Danny Elfman will be providing the score for Terminator Salvation. At past events, director McG had mentioned that he at once point was considering having Radiohead, or more specifically front man Thom Yorke provide some score for the film. For some reason or another, the idea just never came to fruition.
But according to The Playlist, McG sounded a lot more hopefully about the idea during his appearance at the New York Comic Con over the weekend. Actually, he says that if it happens, it would be a collaboration between Yorke and Academy Award-winning Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, 21 Grams, Brokeback Mountain).
“We talked about Gustavo getting together with Thom Yorke from Radiohead which I thought would be very interesting.,” McG said. “And they may still do a couple of sounds for the movie.”
I love how every step of the way McG is “casting up” and trying to lure top talent, reguardless of their relation to the concept of a Hollywood blockbuster. As much as I like Gustavo’s film work, I’ve never been a fan of Yorke (which I’m sure will lose me points from the alt-indie crowd). Personally, I’ve always believed that Johnny Greenwood was the genius behind Radiohead, and I think he could provide something a lot more closer to the machine/computer sounds that a Terminator film might require.