Trent Reznor Scores The Social Network

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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.
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Talk about a trifecta: Reznor, Fincher and Sorkin, on a movie that’s a thriller about a technology startup. I have to agree, I was a bit skeptical when I heard Hollywood was involved with adapting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg’s story into a feature film. But first we learned that the screenplay was written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, A Few Good Men) and later that it would be directed by one of my favorite filmmakers, Finchers (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, ZodiacFight Club). Now with Reznor and Ross collaborating on a soundtrack, I’m putting this film in my must-see-in-theaters column.

I mean really, just watch the trailer. The Social Network will premier at the New York Film Festival on Friday, September 24.

Updated 7/16/2010: The full-length trailer is out now and (fittingly) features a piano and choir version of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Check it out: