Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and his collaborator Atticus Ross will be writing the musical score for The Social Network, an upcoming movie surrounding the rise and rise of facebook from director David Fincher.
Now there’s a sentence to get the mind racing. A film about the ridiculously popular networking site is interesting enough in its own right, but to think that it will be brought to us by the man who turned out alternative cult classics such as Fight Club is intriguing. We can assume that this will not simply be two-hours of adding, poking and watching the main character find out if he is more likely to be a Jedi or a Sith. Anyone who has questions about Farmville is also likely to be disappointed.
“I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring,” said Reznor on his website, before going on to explain how he was wowed by Aaron Sorkin’s (The West Wing) script. The Social Network tells the story of the site’s founding, centering on ruthless young CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “I’ve always loved David’s work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story,” Reznor said. “When I actually read the script and realised what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned.”
Reznor has worked on movie soundtracks before and famously contributed the track for the opening credits of Fincher’s 1995 hit Se7en, but The Social Network is his debut film score. “I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out,” he wrote. “The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.”