Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, along with producer / programmer Atticus Ross, are scoring David Fincher’s upcoming Facebook movie The Social Network. Perhaps Fincher knows what he’s doing after all… More information after the jump.
Apparently Reznor was just as skeptical about the project as the rest of us, but seemingly David Fincher has something up his sleeve:
“I’ve always loved David’s work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned.”
Considering the long, drawn-out Zodiac and The Curious Case of Cate Blanchett, I just wasn’t ready to jump on the bandwagon for Fincher’s next film. Coupled with an incredibly underwhelming teaser trailer (Quint at AICN called it an early contender for “Best Trailer of the Year” – really??). I didn’t have any interest in a film about the creators of Facebook before – but now I’m intrigued. Does Fincher really have something big and secret planned that’s going to change all of our minds? Reznor goes on to also say about The Social Network:
Speaking of the film… it’s really fucking good. And dark!
So…there you have it. I guess we’ll see in October. The soundtrack should be fantastic at least – Reznor is capable of creating incredibly atmospheric and dark music, and has also produced the soundtracks for Lost Highway and Natural Born Killers. However, this will be the first time he has composed the full score for a movie, I believe. And let’s not forget to mention Atticus Ross, who has worked on recent NIN records, is a full member of Reznor’s new band How to Destroy Angels, and wrote the brilliant score for The Book of Eli.
And a final tidbit:
As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we’re looking forward to the next phase – distilling the large amount of music we’ve written for this down to a satisfying record (or two).
Two records? If the music is good, I’m up for it. I’m still wary of what’s going on with this Facebook-fueled film, but now I’m more interested. What is Fincher “up to”?
Apologies for any bias – NIN are my favourite band on the planet.
This all comes via the official Nine Inch Nails website.