Golden Globe and Oscar-winning musican Trent Reznor (man, that sounds awesome) has given additional insight on some of his upcoming endeavors. In a post on the Nine Inch Nail’s forum, Reznor explained, “the three columns of things I’m currently funneling music into — How to Destroy Angels, Nine Inch Nails and film work — I believe will start to make more sense to you (and me) as everything unfolds. By having a few different outlets for my work I’m finding more inspiration within each one.” Reznor then added that “Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next.” Kick ass.
As for the other two columns, Reznor revealed that, contrary to reports, How to Destroy Angel’s debut full length has not been finished. “We’ve been working since last summer on it and are due to mix it this summer for a fall release. We’ve spent a lot of time experimenting and finding our own sound and identity this time around and we’re very happy with the results.”
On the film side, Reznor also cleared up last week’s big internet rumor that he had engaged in talks to score and star in adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
“I am friends with Timur Bekmambetov. He’s an interesting and very talented director that caught my attention with his film Night Watch (check it out if you haven’t). He asked me if I was interested in scoring his new film he’s doing with Tim Burton entitled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer — very different from the Fincher films. While discussing the film with Timur he started gently pressing me to play a small role in the film. The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night. I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true). Fuck. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore.”
“So… do me a favor and act surprised, OK?”
While Reznor did not specify the role of his cameo, according to TwentyFourBit, it would be in the form of the vampire who kills Lincolns mom.” Last week, a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox confirmed Reznor was in talks for the gig, but had not yet come to terms.
Add this to Reznor’s already announced plans to score David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and you have one busy artist at hand. Dude never sleeps.