Remember back in the beginning of the summer when everybody got excited about Trent Reznor’s awesome new rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”with Karen O that appeared in the teaser trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? (Just as a reminder, that trailer still rules.)
In addition to remaking classic rock songs in his own image, Reznor, along with tag-team partner Atticus Ross, is providing the score for David Fincher’s adaptation of the first book in Stieg Larsson’s ubiquitous trilogy of novels.
The film doesn’t come out until Christmas, but the flick’s official website just got a handful of updates, including character bios and, perhaps most importantly, pieces of the score.
Not surprisingly, the six-ish minutes of music (running on a loop over images of stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) is pretty eerie and minimalist. Reznor and Ross’ music for The Social Network (which, if you recall, won them an Oscar, bringing Reznor half way to his EGOT) was also pretty sparse, though at first blush, the Dragon Tattoo music sounds like it borrows a bit more from Reznor’s industrial past than his previous project did.
Of course, it’s entirely possible that this is the only creepy portion of the score and the rest of the hour will be filled with variations on “Yakety Sax,” so it’s unclear as to whether or not it’s reflective of the whole score.
But considering the tone of the books (super violent and rapey) and the trailer (Fincher diving back into his Se7en-era neo-noir obsessions), we’re probably in for a deeply unsettling, diabolical treat. (Though admit it: You sort of want to hear Nine Inch Nails cover “Yakety Sax” now, don’t you?)
Read more on EW.com:
‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ trailer: Still liking what you see?
Trent Reznor in talks for ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’
Trent Reznor reacts to Best Score nomination for ‘The Social Network’