Just weeks after releasing the debut EP for his new project How to Destroy Angels, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has announced that he is currently at work on the film score for upcoming film The Social Network.
According to a message he posted on nin.com, Reznor is working with producer/musician Atticus Ross to put the finishing touches on the soundtrack for the film, about the founders of Facebook.
Reznor said he was approached by director David Fincher about scoring the film. "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.... 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."
Reznor said he and Ross had created enough film music for a "satisfying record (or two)," and that the full score should be out before The Social Network begins hitting theaters on October 1.
Trent Renzor is one of many major musicians currently trying their hand at movie scores. Among the many projects currently in the works: Daft Punk's soundtrack for Tron: Legacy is due out November 23, Arctic Monkeys member Alex Turner has signed on to write a soundtrack for the Richard Ayoade-directed film Submarine, and French indie band Phoenix has teamed up with director Sofia Coppola for her latest film Somewhere, due out in December.