Sometimes you think an upcoming movie is so cool already that no force on Earth could make it cooler. How could A Scanner Darkly, a movie based on a Philip K Dick story, directed by Richard Linklater, done in the awesome animated style of Waking Life and starring Robert Downey Jr, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson, be any cooler?
By adding a Radiohead soundtrack, that’s how.
CHUD.com received an anonymous scoop this weekend that the greatest modern rock band may very well be scoring this sure-to-be classic.
Here’s what “Ben Blaze” says:
The movie is doing very well in test screenings, but the #1 complaint audiences have is with the score. So I can only tell you this anonymously, but the producers have approached RADIOHEAD about doing a new score for the film and it looks like everything is going to go through. So in addition to an awesome animated Phillip K. Dick film, we will have a brand new Radiohead score to look forward to. as far as I know, this is the first time Radiohead has ever done a score for the film. While this is still a "rumor" at this time, I would give it a 99% positive chance at happening at this point. Right now the papers just need to get inked.
“Ben Blaze” also tells us that a new trailer should be hitting the web quite soon.
If this is true, and if it does happen, this will be incredible. It’s been too long since a really great band has scored a complete film, and any fan of Radiohead (like me, for instance) will tell you that this is a perfect fit.