Trent Reznor to score Facebook movie

Nine Inch Nails frontman says he has nearly completed his soundtrack for David Fincher's The Social Network

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross are writing the soundtrack for The Social Network, a forthcoming movie about Facebook by director David Fincher.

"I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring," Reznor explained on his website. It seems that Fincher must have sent him a persuasive Facebook message. Written by The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network tells the story of the site's founding, centering on ruthless young CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story," Reznor said. "When I actually read the script and realised what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned."

Reznor called Ross, with whom he has worked on several NIN albums and the forthcoming How to Destroy Angels debut LP. Now, "months later", they are approaching completion of the score and "distilling the large amount of music we've written for this down to a satisfying record (or two)". The Social Network opens on 1 October.

Reznor has contributed to movie soundtracks before, including Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers and David Lynch's Lost Highway; later this year, new music by Reznor will close the Japanese film Tetsuo: The Bullet Man. But The Social Network is his debut film score. "I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out," he wrote. "The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the process has been challenging and truly enjoyable."


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe for The Social Network score

Nine Inch Nails frontman's lauded compositon beats Inception and Alice in Wonderland at industry ceremony

Rosie Swash

17, Jan, 2011 @12:55 PM

Article image
Trent Reznor to score The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Nine Inch Nails frontman to showcase 'limited skills at stringed instruments' for David Fincher's film of Stieg Larsson novel

Sean Michaels

10, Jan, 2011 @12:30 PM

Article image
Trent Reznor to get his teeth into acting debut, say reports
Nine Inch Nails frontman could follow Oscar-winning soundtrack success with cameo role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Sean Michaels

04, Mar, 2011 @12:19 PM

Article image
The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The creator of immersive and angst-laden industrial sound assaults has become an unlikely elder statesman of alternative rock, finds Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

08, Aug, 2013 @6:00 PM

Article image
Trent Reznor to 'focus on Nine Inch Nails'
After winning an Oscar for The Social Network soundtrack, Reznor plans to bring his industrial metal band out of retirement

Sean Michaels

08, Mar, 2011 @4:18 PM

Article image
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor denies split
The frontman of the industrial-rock juggernauts says he will continue to release music as Nine Inch Nails after the band plays their 'last ever' live shows

Sean Michaels

15, Jul, 2009 @9:33 AM

Article image
David Fincher and Trent Reznor on Mank: 'People were like: Huh. This is very niche'
The director and the rock star composer have now collaborated on four films and discuss their work on the overwhelming Oscar favourite, plus why Bird Box made no sense and whether Fight Club could come to Broadway

Ryan Gilbey

25, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

Article image
Trent Reznor: 'a staleness has permeated rock music'
The Nine Inch Nails frontman has criticised the absence of integrity in modern music, stating that artists pay too much attention to 'hip blogs'

Guardian music

08, May, 2014 @8:54 AM

Article image
Trent Reznor and Dr Dre to launch Spotify rival
Nine Inch Nails leader says music streaming service will use human recommendations above computerised suggestions

Sean Michaels

11, Dec, 2012 @11:44 AM

Article image
New Nine Inch Nails material 'in the works', says Trent Reznor
Industrial rockers to return after a three-year hiatus with new music and possibly a tour

Sean Michaels

08, Nov, 2012 @12:41 PM