Trent Reznor has revealed he’s recording the score for the upcoming David Fincher-directed Facebook film The Social Network. “I’ve always loved David’s work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story,” Reznor writes on his official website. “When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned.”
That free time is sparse for Reznor who retired his industrial rock project, Nine Inch Nails, and immediately formed a new project with his recent bride Mariqueen Maandig. The newlywed couple formed How to Destroy Angels and released a free EP earlier this summer, planning a tour for 2011.
Working with collaborator Atticus Ross, Reznor writes, “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).” Reznor reports that the album should be available several weeks before the movie’s October 1st opening date. The film’s premiere also coincides with approximately when Reznor and Maandig are expecting their first child, the OC Weekly reports.
Reznor’s previous contributions to film scores include 1994′s Natural Born Killers for Oliver Stone and 1997′s Lost Highway for David Lynch. However The Social Network marks the first time Reznor has recorded a full score for a film. Recently, Reznor unveiled his end-credits music for the Japanese film Tetsuo: The Bullet Man, which will premiere in the U.S. at this year’s Comic-Con.
Though The Social Network starring Justin Timberlake might seem like light fare for the NIN frontman, Reznor assures he has stamped the film with his seal of approval: “It’s really fucking good. And dark!”