Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, the musical team that created the moody soundtrack for The Social Network, have just released a six-song sampler from their upcoming soundtrack for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Follow this link to download the sampler, containing six atmospheric songs for your writing pleasure–a glimpse of the three hour long final album. The David Fincher-directed adaptation of Stieg Larsson‘s mega-bestseller will hit theaters in mid-December.
Here’s more from Reznor, the leader of Nine Inch Nails: “For the last fourteen months Atticus and I have been hard at work … We laughed, we cried, we lost our minds and in the process made some of the most beautiful and disturbing music of our careers. The result is a sprawling three-hour opus that I am happy to announce is available for pre-order right now for as low as $11.99. The full release will be available in one week – December 9th.”
A leaked version of the trailer for David Fincher‘s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo materialized on YouTube this week.
It has since been taken down (Mike Caneanalyzed it shot by shot), but we’ve embedded the official trailer above–what do you think?
Read speculation about the leaked trailer’s origins here. According to Entertainment Weekly, the leaked trailer featured Trent Reznor and Karen O’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” in the background. We also saw glimpses of Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.
Could Chuck Palahniuk‘s (pictured) Fight Club be adapted into a musical? The rumor was tweeted on Palahniuk’s official Twitter feed this week.
It sounds like crazy-talk, but Bada** News reports that David Fincher (who directed the popular film adaptation of Palahniuk’s novel) wants to make a musical version. What do you think?
Here are more details: “Tonight The Social Network screened for members of the Screen Actors Guild, and at the Q&A afterwards Fincher mentioned that he’s been recently talking to Trent Reznor about doing the musical … I think it sounds like a stellar idea; it’s completely weird, it’s got the possibility of being excellent and best of all it should inspire a whole new generation to completely and totally miss the point of Fight Club.” (Via Random House)
Publishers looking towards the future of the mobile phone applications should listen to Nine Inch Nails. Trent Reznor‘s popular electronic band has created a mobile phone application that could help authors looking to interact with readers.
According to Wired, the mobile app extends a controversial model–giving away music, photos, and videos for free, while selling concert tickets to show and limited edition albums through a huge online community. The new app uses Google Earth to connect fans in real life, from rock concerts to coffee shops. These tools could help publishers build productive relationships with book clubs and fan fiction authors.
Here’s more from the article: “The one part of NIN.com that Reznor had custom-built is the piece that sits at the center of it all: the database of fan info that has been harvested from the registration process that’s required to take full advantage of the site. That database, created by Sudjam, is what makes the tie-ins with Flickr and YouTube work, but it’s also given Reznor 2 million e-mail addresses–which adds up to a pretty powerful distribution network.” (Via MobileContentToday)