It’s been less than a week since Trent Reznor won an Academy Award alongside Atticus Ross for their score to The Social Network, but a handful of new projects are already in the works, being negotiated, or slated for release from the NIN mastermind.
First up, we held off on picking up a story about Reznor scoring music and starring as “the vampire who kills Lincoln’s mom” for director Timur Bekmambetov’s adaption of Seth Grahame-Smith’s book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter posted by Badass Digest earlier today (as I’m not familiar with the site or their source), but Entertainment Weekly has since confirmed their report… sort of. According to a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox, Reznor hasn’t sign on for the gig just yet, but he is in talks with the studio for the aforementioned score contribution and role as Jack Barts in the film.
As fun as this project sounds, we won’t hold our breath just yet (I mean, he’s also still in talks over a Fight Club musical), but there are plenty of releases on the way in the meantime: a debut How to Destroy Angels LP set for later this year, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo score, and a mystery project involving former NIN keyboardist Alessandro Cortini.
Not a bad start to the year, right?