Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross have been putting together the soundtrack for David Fincher’s U.S. remake of the astounding Swedish film (and book) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We’ve heard musical snippets through the teaser and full length trailers, on the official website and through various viral websites that promote the film in the same vein Reznor used to market Nine Inch Nails’ 2008 release Year Zero.
Today, we get a tweet that further describes how the soundtrack is coming along with Trent sitting down with NIN’s art director Rob Sheridan, as well as Neil Kellerhouse to work on a package to house the album’s six vinyls. (Originally, we thought this meant that only six vinyls were going to be pressed. But, who would do that? Of course they’re talking about six vinyls per set to allow room for all of the audio tracks that are featured on the record).
Just from the little bits and pieces we’ve seen and heard from this soundtrack it looks as if Trent & Atticus have made another mesmerizing work of art to aide another sure-to-be-amazing work by filmmaker David Fincher. Considering their score for The Social Network received won nine major awards, including the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Score and was released in a slew of different formats to choose from, it’s a safe bet that this project is another one that is going to knock our socks off.
Trent & Atticus’ side project with Reznor’s wife Mariqueen Maandig, downtempo electronic How To Destroy Angels will also be featured on the record, with their twitter stating “Yes, David Fincher asked us to do a cover of Bryan Ferry’s “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” for Dragon Tattoo. It will be on the soundtrack.”
How to Destroy Angels have also been working on their first full length album to follow up on their 2009 released EP. The band’s tumblr and twitter are sporadically updated with words, pictures, and images of Maandig’s feet.
We’ll update you on these projects as more information comes rolling in.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a masterwork of fine craftsmanhip. When I reached the final page I was disappointed that there was no more to read. I did not want the story to end. The characters are too intriguing for this to be the end. Lisbet’s story would have made an incredible novel on its own. She has Aspergers and is trapped in an awful school /social system with no advocates and non-existent mental health services. It is really dark in its themes somewhat like the Kite Runner. The complex mystery, thriller aspects are really good, and then the whole other aspects of the novel which is also a social comment on society in Sweden, journalistic ethics, misogyny, and gut-wrenching sexual violence. So prepare to be disturbed by the darkness it depicts.
The book is a thriller on many levels: The story about the Vanger family itself, the journalist’s crusade to redeem his reputation, Lisabeth’s vendettas and development, and of course, the truth about what actually happened to the missing Vanger heiresss. I’m waiting for the two final books of this trilogy. It is so sad that the author has passed away and we won’t be meeting the characters for more than just 3 books.