Trent Reznor Talks Future Projects: "Nine Inch Nails Is Not Dead"

Trent Reznor Talks Future Projects: "Nine Inch Nails Is Not Dead"
Trent Reznor has a shiny new trophy sitting on his mantlepiece, having recently won an Oscar for his score for The Social Network. Now, the prolific composer has set his sights on a new soundtrack, as well as future works with How to Destroy Angels and even Nine Inch Nails.

In a recent post on NIN's official forum, he revealed, "No, Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next." His exact plans are unclear, but it's good to hear that just because he isn't touring anymore, he won't be abandoning the project entirely.

Before we're likely to hear anything from NIN, however, Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross will unveil their score for the upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As previously reported, the pair are writing the music for the American adaptation of the Swedish book/film. Reznor wrote, "We've been composing quite a bit of music for this and have just begun to see some of what's been shot. Trust me when I say this film (and of course, the music!) will not disappoint."

He also confirmed that a How to Destroy Angels full-length is on the way, explaining, "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."

Finally, Reznor confirmed that he had been in talks with director Timur Bekmambetov to write music for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an upcoming film made with Tim Burton. He will also likely make a brief cameo in the flick. "The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night," he revealed. "We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore. So... do me a favor and act surprised, OK?"

Knowing Reznor, we'll have news of more diverse projects in the coming weeks and months.

Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.