Despite posting earlier this week on the official Nine Inch Nails forum that he would be scoring and making a cameo in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Trent Reznor has now stated that he will not be involved with the film in either capacity.
Here is his post:
Don’t believe everything you read. As it turns out, I WON’T be working on (acting or scoring) ALVH after all. There’s no juicy story here, it’s just that when the news mysteriously leaked out about my involvement I hadn’t made up my mind completely, because various aspects of the project were changing. I felt the need to say something earlier this week because my inbox was filling up with speculation, and at that moment I thought I would be doing it. Confused yet? Apparently I am.
Bottom line, I wish them the best with the film and I’m sure it will still be great.
Also, in all the excitement of the last note I forgot to mention we’re still fully engaged with the Year Zero mini-series, writing away.
So yes. Good to hear that the TV show based on the 2007 NIN album Year Zero is still pressing on. And I’m glad that it’s only a mini-series, otherwise it could easily get out of hand (…Lost), and it won’t take up too much of Reznor’s time.
I’m neutral in response to the news about Abraham Lincoln. I will likely enjoy any music that Reznor puts out, and a vampire project would’ve been cool, but I’m not desperately excited for the film. Looking forward to the score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo though. And bring on more NIN releases.