NIN's Trent Reznor Scoring David Fincher's The Social Network
The trend continues. On the official NIN.com website, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor officially announced that he and NIN producer Atticus Ross have been working on the score for David Fincher's The Social Network, the film about the founding of Facebook. The first teaser trailer for the film debuted last week after the official teaser poster was unveiled. Reznor explains that "Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring" but it wasn't until he read the script that he "realized what [Fincher] was up to" with this film and decided to work on the score for him. "I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out," Reznor says.
It's been an increasingly popular trend to hire rock musicians to work on movie scores these days and so far (give or take Jonah Hex) the results have been quite fantastic. If it wasn't enough to hear this news to begin with, Reznor had some exciting things to say about Fincher and the film. "The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable." For those of you that are still turned off by the fact that this is the "Facebook movie" and thus it'll probably suck, Reznor says what I have been expecting to hear all along: "Speaking of the film… it's really fucking good. And dark!"
The Social Network is directed by David Fincher, from a script by Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing", Charlie Wilson's War). Sony is bringing the film to theaters everywhere on October 1st this fall. We'll let you know when the first full-length trailer drops and hopefully it will feature a sample of Reznor's score, so stay tuned!