Trent Reznor Wants To Follow 'The Social Network' With Big Hollywood Soundtracks

Trent Reznor has said he would like to continue to his film score work by getting to grips with the music for more traditional Hollywood films.

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Trent Reznor has said he would like to continue to his film score work by getting to grips with the music for more traditional Hollywood films. The Nine Inch Nails man is celebrating an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for his work on the The Social Network, an accolade he has described as "surreal, amazing and flattering". Speaking to Hollywoodreporter.com, Reznor said of the film: "I didn't realise it would resonate with people as much as it has. It's been amazing and flattering to see what's happened." He said he would "absolutely" be interested in composing for more mainstream Hollywood films. "I'm interested in the discipline and I'm interested in the challenge of working in the more traditional sense," he said. "I look at working with [a traditional orchestra] as something I haven't done yet and I've always been intrigued by it. I would be up for that challenge." He and co-composer Atticus Ross are currently writing the score for the Hollywood remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    Rimfrost
    If he gets the chance i dont hope he goes all orchestral. The music for social network was awesome because it gave the movie a unique feel
    MrSir4
    I love NIN, but personally I think he should do soundtracks for video games as well. He did the sound effects and music in the original Quake game, he did a great job!!
    iljh
    I just enjoy all of Trent's music. So I'm glad to give him my money, especially considering all the music he created that he gave me for free just to say thanks for the support. I look forward to any new outlet he tries and hopefully one day some new NIN will emerge. Until then, I enjoy what he is currently doing.
    Steve989
    Hate the title of this; makes him seem like all he wants is the money. Which is completely untrue, no one would have done what he's done if they wanted more money, screwing record labels, creating snuff films for one of his albums and giving another out for free. He's always been genuine imo.
    not_dead_enough
    jmanira wrote: sounds like its about money to me
    AGREED! People think he's some kind of saint on this mission to shock the music establishment, burn down the record labels etc but ultimately he's chasing the dollar as much as the next one.
    Pagan_Poetry
    jmanira wrote: sounds like its about money to me
    I dunno. People who are prolific just are prolific. Take Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. They're both in The Bad Seeds and Grinderman. They have so many songs. They write movie scores now. Johnny Greenwood writes with both Radiohead and some solo stuff. He's made a movie score. Those who love to write just to write seem to like the idea of making music for movies. It's because it is a different process of writing. It's something new and exciting. And let's face it. It's not like Reznor hasn't written a lot of music. How many "Halos" are there? Three albums in two years, including one double album of pure ambiance much like the music in The Social Network? I dunno. It could be about money, but I think Reznor has found happiness in writing movie scores. =]
    sk8ter665
    jmanira wrote: sounds like its about money to me
    Really? It sounds like someone wanting to branch their talents into new areas after enjoying a couple of projects to me. TR was looking for something new post NIN and why isn't it this? It could be about the money but looking at some of Trent's decisions over the years it's probably not.