Trent Reznor to Score 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

NIN frontman also working on deluxe reissue of 'The Fragile' and first album with How to Destroy Angels

January 10, 2011 9:55 AM ET
Trent Reznor to Score 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has announced that he and his frequent writing partner Atticus Ross will be composing the score for David Fincher's Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's hugely popular novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

This will be Reznor and Ross' second score for Fincher. Their previous score for The Social Network has been nominated for a Golden Globe and is widely speculated to be a frontrunner for best original score at this year's Academy Awards.

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In an interview with the New York Times on Friday evening (">streamed on Livestream), Reznor explained that he believes that composing music for cinema is a "natural step forward" for his career, and promised that he and Ross will explore new sounds and textures in the Dragon Tattoo score. Specifically, the two plan to leave out programmed beats and focus on stringed instruments.

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Reznor also addressed some new and old projects during the interview. He announced he is in the process of preparing a deluxe reissue of The Fragile, Nine Inch Nails' double CD set from 1999, and is currently working on the full-length debut of his current band How to Destroy Angels. When taking questions from the audience, he explained that his album with Rage Against the Machine's Zach De Le Rocha never materialized because De La Rocha was indecisive about a direction for the project.

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When asked whether he would ever perform live again, Reznor explained that he will certainly do so at some point, but said he has no plans to do so as Nine Inch Nails in the near future.

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