Face(Book) Like A Hole? Reznor Scoring “The Social Network”

Posted by on July 2, 2010

What’s stranger, that there’s actually going to be a “dark” movie about Facebook, or that Trent Reznor just finished the score for the film? It makes a little more sense when hearing that David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) who has directed Nine Inch Nails videos, is at the helm of the film. It’s also more plausible when hearing that the movie’s not about Facebook itself, but the struggle of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

While Reznor has produced soundtracks before (like Natural Born Killers and Lost Highway) and scored music for the video game Quake, this will be the first time that he’s done the entire score for a film. Reznor opened up about his contribution to the film on Nine Inch Nails’ website:

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 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 fucking good. And dark!

Check out the trailer for the film here.

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