Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross are at it again. The two are returning to a David Fincher production to score the upcoming Ben Affleck film Gone Girl, which is being directed by The Social Network director.
Reznor, who confirmed the news through his personal Twitter, has been focusing on Nine Inch Nails as of late, as he has returned to the band as a sober man. Reznor famously won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for his work for The Social Network soundtrack. In addition, Reznor also scored Fincher’s adaptation of the novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Of the score, Reznor opened up to Mashable about the whole process while promoting his work for The Social Network in 2010. At the time, Reznor said he wanted the score to add to the film in a particular way:
“Make it something that inched up the drama a little bit. And darkened the mood. Because I think there’s a great sense of betrayal and greed that runs through this film that I kind of wanted to play up.”
We have a feeling that Reznor will bring a dark tone to Gone Girl just like he did with The Social Network. For those who aren’t familiar, Gone Girl is a novel by Gillian Flynn about Nick Dunne, a husband who becomes the main suspect in his wife’s suspected murder when his unhappy wife goes missing. In the film, Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike takes the complex role of Amy Dunne.
Even though Reznor confirmed the news about Fincher’s Gone Girl collaboration using his personal Twitter, back in 2010 he was opposed to putting himself out on the social networking world because of his celebrity. At the time, Reznor said:
“I can’t participate as a civilian because I have a level of celebrity that makes me not able to use Facebook in the way that someone who’s not a celebrity can use it.”
“I watch people, friends of mine, and see how they portray themselves online and I find interesting that it’s kind of a hyper-real version of yourself, how you’d like to be seen, in a way. And I question the generation or two coming up who are used to engaging people in that format and wonder what the repercussions will be down the road — how human relationships will differ in an age of oversharing.”
Gone Girl is set to be theatrically released on October 3, 2014.