Given that the great playwright/screenwriter Angus MacLachlan, of Junebug fame, penned the upcoming film Stone, starring Ed Norton, Robert De Niro, and Milla Jovovich, I was already intrigued by the project, but now that there’s a small Radiohead connection too, my ticket’s all but purchased. In an interview with Variety (via CoS), Ed Norton revealed that Jonny Greenwood lent some recordings he made with Thom Yorke to the film’s director, John Curran, and score composer, John O’Brien, as musical inspiration for part of the project. Here’s the pull quote:
I started talking to [Greenwood] about this idea: ‘What would you use to record this divine-like tuning sound?’ And he and Thom (Yorke) had been playing a lot of weird ambient stuff at the time and so, amazingly, they just unloaded tons and tons of files to us of these sound experiments that they had been doing.We just listened to them in awe until John (Curran) eventually got John O’Brien to come in and see what he could make of it.
It’s unclear whether Greenwood and Yorke’s “sound experiments” made their way into the final film, but either way, I do enjoy the fact that they have a pile of unreleased, divine-like recordings available at a moment’s notice. Check out the trailer here: