THE GIRL WITH THE TRENT REZNOR TATTOO
The Social Network has been winning pretty much every critics’ award available to it, and seems poised to score big at the Oscars, too; and the score has made composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Golden Glob Nominees, and we may yet find them thanking the Academy on February 27.
So it should shock no one to learn that, in a recent interview with The New York Times, Reznor revealed that he and Ross will re-team with The Social Network director David Fincher to score Fincher’s next movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
In case you live under a rock and haven’t heard of Dragon Tattoo, it’s an adaptation of the first book in Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” which has become a bestseller around the world. The three books have already been adapted into Swedish films, but Americans are lousy at reading subtitles, so, of course, there’s now a big Hollywood English-language version in production.
But the material — which follows a disgraced reporter who teams up with a delinquent punk/goth hacker chick to track down a serial killer — is perfect for both Fincher and Reznor’s shadowy sensibilities, so the results should be rewarding. The movie is in production right now, working from a script by Steve Zaillian (a.k.a. the dude who wrote Schindler’s List and American Gangster) with Daniel Craig (a.k.a. James Bond) and Rooney Mara (a.k.a. the girl who breaks Mark Zuckerberg’s heart at the beginning of The Social Network) starring, and is scheduled to be released on December 21.
While you wait, if you haven’t already checked out Reznor and Ross’ score for The Social Network, you should get off your ass and do so — it’s pretty killer. Amazon is offering a download of the soundtrack for a whopping five bucks; you can get it here.