Trent Reznor to Score "The Social Network"
Tue, 06 Jul 2010 07:07:39
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Trent Reznor isn't kicking and screaming his way into the 22nd Century. He's fine with it, and he announced that he will be scoring the forthcoming film, The Social Network, the movie about Facebook that's being directed by David Fincher and whose cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Rashida Jones. Timberlake and Reznor...those are two names you'd never expect to see in the same sentence, but alas, it's true.
"I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How to Destroy Angels and some new NIN," Reznor posted online. "Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film … 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. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on."
Reznor continued, "Months later, I'm happy to tell you we're nearing the completion of this and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable. 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). The film opens October 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that. Speaking of the film… it's really fucking good. And dark!" Sounds like my kind of film.
I am not shocked at all that Fincher's script is what pulled Reznor into the fold. I was already interested in this movie and now that Reznor is scoring it, I am further intrigued. What about you? Are you interested in hearing how Trent Reznor can score a film about such a mainstream phenomena like Facebook?