Trent Reznor Previews Music From Upcoming ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack
Trent Reznor has found a new calling during the second act of his career scoring films for director David Fincher, and the Nine Inch Nails frontman has just given us a taste of his latest collaboration with composer Atticus Ross.
Reznor and Ross (who previously teamed on 2010's 'The Social Network' and 2011's 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo') have created the soundtrack for Fincher's upcoming 'Gone Girl,' and you can check out a preview below.
An adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 thriller, the movie stars Ben Affleck as the main suspect in the murder investigation of his wife. Reznor told the Wall Street Journal that Fincher gave him a very specific direction before he got to work on the score. "[Fincher] said, 'Think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors ... the way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything's OK. And then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel.'"
Fincher was quick to clarify that he told Reznor to think of spas and not massage parlors. "I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, we need to tap into this," said Fincher. "The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that's attempting to give you a hug."
The soundtrack will be released Sept. 30 with the movie to follow on Oct. 3.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross -- 'The Way He Looks at Me' from 'Gone Girl'