Trent Reznor Talks David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’: ‘A Nasty Film’

Although we still have to wait until October to see David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, today we’re given some insight into the film from none other than Trent Reznor. After scoring Fincher’s The Social Network and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo alongside Atticus Ross, the pair have been working on the music for Gone Girl while Reznor continues to tour with Nine Inch Nails around the world.

But during a stop in Finland, Reznor revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he’s seen the film “a number of times” and has been “working on it pretty much all this year.” With “a good portion of the composition in good shape,” Reznor also told EW that, “It’s a much darker film than I was expecting. The book is not exactly uplifting or happy, but it’s a nasty film.”

So now that your anticipation has been peaked, you can spend the next five months contemplating what Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike will bring to the table for Fincher and how it will all play out. And although he’s now won an Oscar, Reznor went on to say:

Not really knowing what I’m doing in the world of scoring films, the best decision Atticus and I made starting with The Social Network was really just to listen and really try to understand what David is thinking…It’s clear he has a pretty realized vision in his head, and he’s thought a lot about whatever project he is working on, and I’ve always felt like our role is in service to that. How do we translate the role that he thinks music should be, and the tones and textures and spaces it’s allowed to take up, and then make it better than that? So step one in all the projects we’ve done with him is just to sit and let him talk about it and listen before any music is written or before any palette of sounds is chosen. That’s been the right strategy so far.

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