Trent Reznor is having a second life as a film composer. The Nine Inch Nails frontman's last score, for "The Social Network," is up for a Golden Globe and will probably secure an Oscar nomination as well. Now he is writing and recording the music for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," based on the best-selling novel by Stieg Larsson.
Reznor and Atticus Ross co-wrote the "Social Network" score, and they're teaming up again for "Dragon Tattoo," according to Billboard magazine. But unlike "Social Network," the new project will rely less on electronics and more on string arrangements, Reznor told the magazine.
"We started recording things in a different way that was all based on performance -- nothing programmed," Reznor said. "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."
Working in film is not entirely new to Reznor. He previously worked on the music for "Natural Born Killers" (1994) and "Lost Highway" (1997).