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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have provided two memorable scores for David Fincher‘s recent films: the Oscar-winning music for The Social Network, and the equally good if less-rewarded score for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The two musicians will contribute to Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl, too, as confirmed by Reznor today on Twitter:

That should up the anticipation for the new film a little bit. Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris and Emily Ratajkowski, and is set to open on October 3, 2014. We probably won’t have to wait that long to get a good taste of the score, and it’s nice to know that fall will bring a new score from the duo.

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Many people may know the name Atticus Ross thanks to the composer’s collaborations with Trent Reznor, on the scores for The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, as well as in later Nine Inch Nails projects. But film music aficionados know, too, that Ross has a film scoring career apart from Reznor, having done excellent work for the Hughes Brothers on The Book of Eli and New York, I Love You (with brother Leopold Ross and wife Claudia Sarne), among other projects.

Now Ross is set to provide the score for the new version of 47 Ronin, directed by Ridley Scott protege Carl Erik Rinsch and starring Keanu Reeves, with Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Tadanobu Asano. Read More »

We’re less than three weeks away from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and what better way to satisfy the Fincher-phile on your holiday shopping list than with the film’s score by Oscar-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross? Their 39 (yes, three nine) track, three-disc, three-hour score (available in full December 9) is now up for pre-order on Amazon, iTunes and the official site in multiple versions ranging from simple digital download all the way up to $300 deluxe edition with all the fixings.

Oh, and you can get their version of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song as well as the six free tracks right now. “How,” do you ask? The answers are after the jump. Read More »

Commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch‘s big screen debut 47 Ronin won’t hit theaters until November 2012, but he somehow found time to shoot a new short film/commercial for Mercedes-Benz during the film’s post production period.

Rinsch’s commercials show an amazing sense of imagination, visual effects artistry and composition. We’ve profiled his amazing commercials on the site, more than once. You might recall that Rinsch was originally tapped to direct a prequel/remake of Alien, before Fox convinced Ridley Scott to helm the project himself. Rinsch’s futuristic action thriller short film The Gift quickly spread around the internet, sparking a bidding war to turn the short film into a feature. Before his first film is even finished, Rinsch has become one of the most in demand director’s in new Hollywood — his name seems to appear on every other big tentpole short list these days.

“Escape The Map” is set inside the computer world — a virtually-rendered Hong Kong. It looks like something like what I imagine Rinsch would’ve have pitched for Tron: Legacy — the result looks kind of a mash-up of The Matrix and Inception. Mariah Bonner plays Marie, someone who finds herself and her C 63 AMG Coupé trapped inside Google Streetview. The short also features music created by Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross‘ (The Social Network) company 1159.

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For any fans of David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross who might occasionally point their browser over to dragontattoo.com to stream the score from the upcoming The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you may now close the window. A Fincher fan site has uncovered a free, downloadable MP3 track from the score hidden on the film’s official site. Get all the links after the jump. Read More »


We’re playing right into Sony’s game here, but the studio has been doing great work using the Mouth Taped Shut Tumblr to promote David Fincher‘s new version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This time we’re looking at a video that shows a crew printing and cutting razor-blade shaped metal posters for the film. The clip is edited in a manner meant to convey unease, and just to make sure that feeling really sets in, about four minutes of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ score for the film is laid over it. Check out the video below. Read More »

I was in line for a movie at the Toronto Film Festival when I recieved a mysterious e-mail with the subject line “GDT”. At first I thought it had something to do with Guillermo Del Toro, but the inside of the email read:

“Rumor has it something unusual and interesting is playing before the advance screening of Straw Dogs this Wednesday night.  David would love for you to check this out if you can make it.”

That was followed by the time and loction. As luck had it, I was already booked to return to Los Angeles Wednesday morning, so I was able to attend. The screening was for Rod Lurie’s remake of Straw Dogs — a Sony Screen Gems movie. After taking to my seat, I noticed that David Fincher was seated two rows in front of me, alongside a man with jet black hair — Trent Reznor. Why were they in attendance for this word of mouth screening of Straw Dogs? Would we be seeing a new trailer for Dragon Tattoo?

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The last time Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scored a movie for director David Fincher, they won Oscar gold. Now, Sony has put up our first listen to their next collaboration, the score to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Along with the photos posted on the film’s official website, if you linger on the page, you’ll hear a pretty significant, atmospheric segment of what Reznor and Ross have planned for this December. We’ve got the music after the jump. Read More »

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