Composer Trent Reznor Talks David Fincher’s GONE GIRL; “It’s a Much Darker Film Than I Was Expecting”

     May 16, 2014


One of my most-anticipated films of the year is David Fincher‘s Gone Girl because it’s a new David Fincher movie, and that’s good enough for me.  Ben Affleck stars as a man who becomes the lead suspect when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary.  Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are providing the score, which is their third collaboration with Fincher following their excellent work on The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Reznor is currently on tour promoting Nine Inch Nails’ latest album, Hesitation Marks, but he tells EW about the score, “I’ve been working on it pretty much all this year on and off during the gaps, and we’ve got a good portion of the composition in good shape,” adding, “I’ve seen the film a number of times, and we’re deep into the integration part of it. I would hope by the time we leave for Soundgarden that it’s smooth sailing. And if it isn’t, there will be a studio set up in every hotel room until it is.”

Hit the jump for more on what Reznor had to say about the film.  Gone Girl opens October 3rd and also stars Tyler PerryKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick Harris.

As for what audiences might see from Fincher’s adaptation, Reznor told EW, “It’s a much darker film than I was expecting. The book is not exactly uplifting or happy, but it’s a nasty film,” which is saying something when you consider some of the Nine Inch Nails’ music videos or that Reznor and Ross worked on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which literally billed itself as “The Feel Bad Movie of Christmas” .


  • Tom

    Good! It’s never too much dark Fincher.

    • Guest

      Light… Dark… whatever. It all starts with the script.

  • Guest

    “which is saying something when you consider some of the Nine Inch Nails’ music videos”

    while I understand that point- Reznor hasn’t put out a music video with “dark imagery” since 2000- He has really reinvented himself in the past 14 years yet a lot of people still dress up like Marilyn Manson when they go to a NIN concert. I just find the disconnect between the supposed fans and what the band is producing to be funny.

    A lot of people tend to fantasize that it is still 1994 and don’t even take the time to listen to his new material.

    • Go Away

      Oh, hey, more “fans must like his old stuff but still support him, therefore they’re not true fans” shit.

      • Guest

        lol, and you are probably the first person in line to say the wachowski’s, and M Night Shamalamadingdong suck today. Its all relative. I didn’t say there was anything wrong with enjoying Reznor’s previous catalog, the Fragile still remains his best album… but some fans seem to think a NIN concert is halloween… when if fact it never was and it was their own misunderstanding – that doesn’t mean they aren’t fans, people can be fans for any reason they like- being a fan doesn’t also qualify someone as knowledgeable of what they are a fan of. My brother loves the idea of superman but he really doesn’t know much about the mythos but he is still a fan. Good for him, good for you.