At this weekend’s New York Comic Con during the Salvation panel, the Charlie’s Angels helmer said he had contacted Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Academy-Award-winning Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, 21 Grams, Brokeback Mountain) to compose some music for the fourth installment in the Terminator series.
McG had this to say about the decision:
"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." Additonally, the director chose Danny Elfman (Batman, Milk, Notorious) because he "needed someone who understood film as a whole and understood the delicate nature of humanity and the brutality of the machines."
After the Choke and A Scanner Darkly score rumors fans of both the film and Radiohead are skeptical. Regardless of how this all washes out in the news, Radiohead still rocks, as attested by their amazing performance of "15 Step" with the USC Marching Band at tonight’s Grammy Awards. [Playlist]