Trent Reznor Scoring David Fincher’s ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

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Even scenes of Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow computer nerds, typing away endless amounts of programming code in The Social Network, have an inexplicably engaging feel and almost music video style rhythm to their design. That was due in no small part to the ominous, electronica score co-composed by Trent Reznor, who’s now onboard for David Fincher’s new project – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Fincher is currently filming his English-language adaptation of the first entry in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium books overseas in Stockholm. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will technically mark the filmmaker’s third joint effort with Reznor, whose wrote the song “Closer,” as featured in Seven – along with the score for Fincher’s Facebook movie.

Reznor (aka the one-man band Nine Inch Nails) revealed that he will provide musical cues for theĀ  Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake while talking to The New York Times as part of their Times Talks series. There’s no word yet as to whether Reznor’s collaborator on the Social Network score, Atticus Ross, will be involved with Fincher’s new project as well, but it certainly seems like a good idea to have the two work together on another film that examines the darker side of human nature and society.

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo follows the titular character, gothic hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), and the indicted investigative reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) as they eventually join forces to uncover the truth behind a 40-year old mystery that involves possibly murderous members of an upper-class Swedish clan.

Just watch the opening from Fincher’s Seven – which feature’s Reznor’s “Closer” – below to get a feel for the potential audio/visual design of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:

Larsson’s Noirish source material seem like a perfect fit for both Fincher and Reznor’s often sinister style and the moody atmopshere of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will undoubtedly benefit from a stylishly dark aesthetic. This news should only help to further convince skeptical fans that this second cinematic version of the tale might turn out okay after all.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters in the U.S. on December 21st, 2011.

Source: The New York Times (via @Brotodeau and Cinema Blend)

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  1. HELLLLLLLL YEAH! I love Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor. NiN was my first concert and The Social Networks’ score was just pure amazing!

    • Just saw nin last year at the gorge amphigheater and it was epic.

  2. Just finisehd the book last month, now I’m really looking forward to this movie. I’ve had Daniel Craig in my head as Blomkvist (which I like), so I’ve avoided the Swedish version. Maybe I’ll watch it anyway — probably better to do so before the other one is too close.

    • Yeah, go ahead and give it a try it was pretty good. I’m sure neither of the movies will be as good as the book!!!

      • I’ve wondered… I can’t imagine them fitting even half of the book into a movie.
        Actually, I think these books would make a phenomenal TV show with each book making at least a whole season if not 2.

        • Swedish citizen here. I’m not sure it’s been said here before so just a heads up- There is an extended version of each film available. The three swedish films were actually meant to be a tv-series. The whole series was aired christmas 2009 here in Sweden. So there is a longer version of each film available. I think each film is about one hour extended compared to the cinematic releases. They are better, not as rushy, and obviously more detailed than the cinematic releases. Compare it to the Lord of The Rings extended versions if you will.

          • Hey Dr. Thriller, can you please tell me how long are this three extended versions? I have a DVD box with all three films, 1st is 152 min, 2nd 129 min and 3rd 147 min long. Thnx, Nikka.

            • 1. 3hr 5min 48sec
              2. 3hr 6min 19sec
              3. 3hr 5min 18sec

          • American here. I’m glad to hear(read) there is an extended version of the movie and that it actually was intended for tv. I didnt like any of the movies. It was rushed and only focused on the high points of the books. I liked the actors but not how the book was cut up for the movies. The only thing good about the movies is how they package it up for sale. I brought the trilogy just beautiful.

    • The first 2 movies are on Netflix streaming and the third is going to be added in the next couple of weeks.

  3. They did a good job on ‘The social Network’. Personally I was kinda hoping for a reunion with Howard Shore but Fincher rarely dissapoints.

  4. Hecks yes! Reznor is the man!

  5. Each time I learn something new about this movie my interest spikes. This is a perfect fit.