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Trent Reznor to Score Vampire Movie and More…

March 8, 2011

Right after knocking his first attempt at a movie score clear out of the park with an Academy Award for The Social Network, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor is turning his attention further into cinema scoring.

Reznor’s completed score for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, to be released this fall, will be the rock icon’s encore. If that wasn’t enough, last week, Badass Digest reported that Reznor had agreed to compose music for a planned vampire movie, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

The smoke is starting to rise and the lights are turning on across Trent Reznor's life stage, revealing a man who cannot play the outcast, gothic prodigy forever. Hollywood has come calling and Reznor is obliging, albeit with a tasteful approach.

The film, based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith, will supposedly include a cameo by a vampire Reznor. Timur Bekmambetov is set to direct the movie.

“I am friends with Timur Bekmambetov. He’s an interesting and very talented director that caught my attention with his film Night Watch,” Reznor said.

Reznor shared his sentiment towards the project’s proposal via the Nine Inch Nails forum.

“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.”

On a strictly musical note, Reznor’s new super-group, How to Destroy Angels, is expected to release their debut album this fall. The band also includes longtime Nine Inch Nails producer Atticus Ross (who also composed The Social Network score alongside Reznor) and Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig.

A six track E.P. is available for free download via the band’s website.

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  1. February 26, 2013 8:17 pm

    Hi,
    glad to see you liked the photo I took (and refrained from cropping off my name). I know this is an old article and all, but would it be possible for you to link the pic back to its original location at http://www.flickr.com/photos/72616463@N00/3728805520/in/set-72157621460719823/ ? 🙂
    Thanks in advance!
    -ratexla

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