Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Josh Trank No Longer Aboard Star Wars Anthology Film
'I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path'
Simon Pegg Has The Power In The First Absolutely Anything Trailer
Terry Jones' new comedy
New Jurassic World Featurette Roars With Nostalgia
The cast and crew on their memories of Jurassic Park
First Image Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2's Casey Jones
Stephen Amell suits up
Bill Skarsgard In Negotiations For Allegiant
He'll join the latest Divergent film
Josh Hutcherson Heads For The Long Home
Reuniting with James Franco for his latest drama
Tim Blake Nelson Joins Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
For director Ang Lee
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Conquers The US Box Office
But opens with less than expected
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 April 2015
New Behind-The-Scenes Spectre Video Blog Lands
Your car chase in Rome has arrived...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Spectre
23 October 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Trash (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Gone Girl (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Her (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Empire Star Rating
Side Effects (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Trent Reznor Scores Dragon Tattoo
'Organic' soundtrack for Salander

10 January 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: New York Times (via The Playlist)

submit to reddit

It looks as if The Social Network was the start of a beautiful friendship,* since news broke over the weekend that Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is once again working for David Fincher, scoring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Speaking at a public Q&A with the New York Times, Reznor revealed that the soundtrack process for Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist is already proceeding differently to that for Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevi. Where The Social Network was already entirely shot by the time Reznor came aboard, he revealed that this time he's already written and recorded two hours of spec music to create atmosphere while the production unfolds.  

"I'd read the book but I'd not got the script yet," Reznor explains, "but I heard a few buzz words [from Fincher] like ‘ice’ and 'frozen’. We spent three weeks generating, blind, stuff that I thought would be helpful for them to have. His editors are always looking for temp music to put in mock-ups of scenes he just shot, so I thought it would be a nice present."

"We" is Reznor and his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross, who worked with Reznor on The Social Network and the last several NIN albums. If you think the industrial racket of those records would be perfect to back up Stieg Larsson's damaged goth hacker Salander, you'd be right. Except that the music may not be heading in quite the direction you'd expect.

"We started recording things in a different way that was all based on performance, with nothing programmed," Reznor says. That has so far involved "my limited skills at stringed instruments, in a way that's given us a real organic, layered feel. It feels like something we’ve never done before.”

Reznor is keen to stress that the work so far is at "a very early stage, where Fincher or the picture could require something different once I see what's actually happening," but the skeleton is in place for creating "our own sonic world" to uniquely match the film. "Blade Runner's music feels like it's from Blade Runner," he says, "It has its own identity. We’re striving to do the same with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and the results we have so far really feel like that.”

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, is out in December, and if Reznor and Ross' much-lauded Social Network score is any indication, it should be one to listen as well as watch out for.

*Although, yes, we know, there was a remix of Nine Inch Nails' Closer on the opening credits of Se7en.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Peter Yates 1929-2011
Bullitt director has died, aged 81
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)