Trent Reznor to score "Dragon Tattoo" remake film

Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:27pm EST
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By Jason Lipshutz

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has been tapped to compose the music for David Fincher's English language adaptation of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

The upcoming film is based on Stieg Larsson's best-selling book of the same name.

The new gig comes on the heels of Reznor's and longtime songwriting partner Atticus Ross' Golden Globe nomination for scoring "The Social Network."

The duo will reunite with Fincher for "Dragon Tattoo."

During an interview with the New York Times' TimeTalks series, Reznor revealed that the "Dragon Tattoo" score would rely more on string arrangements than the electronic-leaning music of "Social Network."

"We started recording things in a different way that was all based on performance -- nothing programed," says Reznor, who has completed two hours' worth of music over the past month with Ross. "That would be my limited skills with stringed instruments... We'd process them in a way that really gave it an interesting, organic feel that felt like something we've never done before."

Reznor also discussed his contributions to a forthcoming "How To Destroy Angels record," which he has been working on with his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and Ross over the past six months.

After the group released a six-song EP last year, Reznor says that a full-length will be "more like a substantive piece of work."

While Fincher's adaptation of "Dragon Tattoo" is set to hit theaters this Christmas, Reznor could be honored for his "Social Network" score January 16 when the 2011 Golden Globes are handed out.