A month or two ago we ran a story about how Radiohead had been approached to do the score for Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, based on the Philip K Dick novel. The story was either false or the band was too busy in the studio – the short and not so sweet was that they won’t be doing the score. Which is too bad more than ever, especially since the poster for the movie looks like something that would be right at home in a Radiohead video. It perfectly captures the quirky and paranoid vibe that this film has been giving off since day one. That’s one of the few modern posters I would be happy to own.
It’s been a good week for people who are looking forward to this film – there’s also a great new trailer that you can see here. I love every second of that thing, but especially the parts with Robert Downey Jr. The Scramble Suit looks amazing, and the guy with the eyes all over his head – sweet!
This movie has been a long time coming, and it’s my most anticipated film of this summer. If this isn’t one of the best movies of the year, I’ll vote Republican in the mid-terms.