David Lynch Set to Direct New Nine Inch Nails Video

Renowned director reportedly joining forces with the group for their latest single "Came Back Haunted" video.

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Renowned director David Lynch was reportedly tapped by Nine Inch Nails to direct the video for their latest single "Came Back Haunted."

As Pitchfork reports, frontman Trent Reznor confirmed the collaboration with a photo of Lynch and himself posted on his official Twitter account. The image was accompanied with the pair's initials "tr;dl."

"Came Back Haunted" was premiered earlier this month and will also find its spot on the upcoming NIN album "Hesitation Marks." The record is set to drop on September 3 via Columbia Records as the eight release in the group's catalogue.

As far as the collaboration itself goes, this is the second time Reznor is teaming up with the "Twin Peaks" director, seeing that they have already joined forces on 1997's "Lost Highway" soundtrack. Back then, the frontman gave his thoughts on working with Lynch in an exclusive Rolling Stone interview, saying, "I'm a huge David Lynch fan we used to hold up Nine Inch Nails shows just so we could watch the latest 'Twin Peaks.' So we set up a weekend for him to come to my place in New Orleans."

The singer continued, "At first, it was like the most high-pressure situation ever. It was literally one minute, 'Hi, I'm David Lynch,' and he's cooler than I even imagined he would be. Three minutes later, he's saying: 'Well, let's go in the studio and get started.'"

The latest Nine Inch Nail release, "The Slip," saw its release back in July 2008. With 98,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) June 19, 2013

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    I love Lynch and I have a feeling we're never gonna get what the video is about.
    Of course we will, I think the fact that Lynch never literally says what it's about is for fanboys to say they know what it means and pretend it's the truth while others just give it their interpretation. I think it's a way he tries to make people show their true nature, what it means doesn't matter after all you just have to like it
    I'll get it. It'll be something to do with the relationship between humanity, sex, and technology, as it always is with David Lynch.
    I think it'll have a lot more to do with his cinematography. Like a lot of dissolve effects and really long still shots. If it's in black and white though, I'll bet it'll be interesting.
    He should bring Gordon Cole out of the woodwook for this! DON'T LET 'EM RATTLE YA, TRENT!
    I'm very curious as to what this will end up being like now. It will penetrate our rungs of consciousness and show us englithment. Yes, quite.
    this will be awesome! remember Trent did the soundtrack to Lost Highway. so this will not be the first time they've collaborate on something.
    Reznor did the soundtrack to list highway? Well gee. Its a good thing you reminded us cause no one else on earth probably remembered that