Published Jul 02, 2010As we learned in last year's Twitter drama, former Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has mixed feelings towards online social networks. And this is why it makes sense that he has signed on to score The Social Network, a critical look at the creation of Facebook.
Yesterday (July 1), Reznor posted a message on the Nine Inch Nails newsfeed saying, "David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network... When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned."
Reznor is working on the score with his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, who contributed to several Nine Inch Nails albums. Now, the pair are almost finished writing, and according to Reznor, "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."
The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield and Rashida Jones. It's based on Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. According to Reznor, "It's really fucking good. And dark!" A trailer for the film is embedded below.