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Trent Reznor scores Facebook flick

on July 01, 2010, 10:19pm

Is it just me or has recent Trent Reznor related headlines come at the most inconvenient times? Like when you’re under the impression that your day is over and you sit down to eat dinner. And then you see a tweet from Pitchfork noting that the Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels figurehead has announced that he will be crafting the soundtrack for that forthcoming, David Fincher-directed, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake-starring Facebook film. (Fun fact: Garfield was just named the newest Spiderman)

Anyhow, Reznor and How to Destroy Angels co-conspirator Atticus Ross are indeed confirmed to score The Social Network. Reznor made the revelation earlier this evening:

“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 Social Network is due for release on October 1st. According to Reznor, “the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.” Watch the trailer below, then enjoy the rest of your evening. Pending any new Nine Inch Nail/How to Destroy Angel new album/tour announcement of course.