Trent Reznor: Nine Inch Nails is not dead
Trent Reznor just unleashed a brief missive on what’s going on in his world over at the and you should know, right off the bat, that he’s set his sights on the music of Nine Inch Nails once again.
Reznor wrote on the forum page that “Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next.” Furthermore, the new How To Destroy Angels album isn’t finished yet but he writes that they’ll mix it this summer for a fall release. So you can start cheering that we can expect a new NIN album sometime in the future.
As for his upcoming film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the Oscar winner says, “Atticus and I are hard at work scoring David [Fincher]‘s next film, which will be opening this Christmas. 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.”
As for that story many of us were talking about: Trent Reznor playing a vampire in a forthcoming movie called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The NIN frontman addressed that story and effectively squashed any ideas of having a starring role in the film:
I am friends with Timur Bekmambetov. He’s an interesting and very talented director that caught my attention with his film Night Watch (check it out if you haven’t). He asked me if I was interested in scoring his new film he’s doing with Tim Burton entitled “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”. I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer – very different from the Fincher films. While discussing the film with Timur he started gently pressing me to play a small role in the film. The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night. I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true). Fuck. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore.
He ends his post with the sentence, “So…do me a favor and act surprised, OK?”