Trent Reznor to score Facebook movie 'The Social Network'

social-networkImage Credit: Rob Sheridan; Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosLike button? Trent Reznor has announced via the Nine Inch Nails newsfeed that he will be scoring The Social Network—a.k.a. The David Fincher Facebook Movie, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Rashida Jones.

“I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall,” Reznor writes, “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 … 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 f—ing good. And dark!”

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  • Jay

    I miss you, Trent!!!!

    • nodnarb

      Wha? He just released a brand new EP. What are you talking about?

      • Jay

        Yea, but he stopped touring a while ago…

      • Bat21

        But it’s terrible.

  • Hans M.

    Most interesting. Fincher choosing Reznor as his soundtrack composer sheds a curious light on this movie’s tone. Reznor can do some nice varied instrumental work, but he’s dark. Then him saying the movie’s dark. Most interesting, indeed. Fincher’s one of the great American filmmakers working.

  • nodnarb

    Wow, the premise of this movie just sounds so bleh… but clearly there’s far more going on. It must be really dark.

  • Heather

    How dark is this movie? Geez, once you get Trent Reznor to score/support something you KNOW it’s dark.

  • natalie

    It’ll be a flop.

  • JW

    I can’t wait, love Trent’s music.

  • amber

    Good news. Look forward to it.

  • undean

    I can’t wait for the twitter movie, scored by Marilyn Manson! its gotta be better than the MySpace movie soundtrack that Nelly did.

  • Jeremy DC

    Alien 3 sucked but that wasn’t really David Fincher’s fault. Everything else he’s done has been pretty great though.

  • Mindy

    I love him and bbwmeet

  • k. fisher

    The idea looks horrible.

  • anderson

    definitely not paying money to see that. maybe there would be an occasion which i could be able to watch it, for free yes.

  • Marlene to a T.

    Face Book-the movie? Odd concept, but in light of Trent’s experience with social media he is a good choice to score it. Plus he has a growing family to support now so touring isn’t really possible. I’m so happy for him-I hope this helps the haters quiet down and stop accusing him of all sorts of crazy conspiracies like: Fake weddings, stolen blogs, and Twitter trolling. He deserves better and so does his family.

  • Maximus

    That means no NIN music this year? I do love that he’s doing it. Not crazy that Timberlake is in it. Should Timberlake ever encounter Trent, he should be made to prostratet himself in front of Trent and call him ‘sir’.

  • Frankie

    He better pull his finger out. The movies already been made.

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