Reznor recently told a New York Times music critic that he and producer Atticus Ross have signed on to score David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The duo recently received a Golden Globe nomination for their work on Fincher’s The Social Network. It appears all parties involved are hoping lightning strikes twice.
I gushed about their Social Network score a few months ago. Its digital tone fit the onscreen drama perfectly; Silicon Valley has never felt danker. What legions of commuter readers are probably wondering, however, is how the work of Reznor and Ross will match the action of their favorite Swedish crime novel.
Questions surround the Fincher adaptation, in general. The Stieg Larsson novels were already brought to the silver screen in Sweden, but Hollywood decided America needed its own versions of the Millennium Trilogy starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. So there’s already some potential for redundancy if the films don’t carve out their own identity.
Hopefully the soundtrack escapes the shadow of The Social Network score and proves that Reznor and Ross having staying power in Hollywood.