Trent Reznor Scoring Facebook Movie

Nine Inch Nails star Trent Reznor is writing the soundtrack to a new movie starring Justin Timberlake.

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Nine Inch Nails star Trent Reznor is writing the soundtrack to a new movie starring Justin Timberlake.

The Social Network, which has been directed by David Fincher, tells the story of the founding of Facebook. Reznor said he agreed to score the film after Fincher approached him with the idea last year.

Reznor has been writing the soundtrack alongside Atticus Ross, and said the pair were near the end of the process.

Here is what Trent had to say:

"I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN.

"Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. 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.

"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 Oct 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!"

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    Sounds... odd. I've always had faith in Trent Reznor though, and David Fincher's movies. This should be pretty cool.
    That plan didn't work out so well??? How to Destroy Angels' EP is certainly as good if not better than some of Trent's most recent work and has some lovely glimpses back into the early days. In fact I particularly appreciate the female vocals, as to be honest I think most people including Trent were getting a little too used to listening to Trent singing over Trent's songs all the time. I hope this isn't an indication that the project's over and that he tries to make some extra time to work towards a full album!!!!