There are so many reasons to get excited for next month's most anticipated movie, Gone Girl. For example, how far did David Fincher stray from Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel? Can Neil Patrick Harris really pull off creepy? And, will this be the best performance of Ben Affleck's career?
Trent Reznor's score is going to be absolutely epic.
Fans of Fincher's recent work will be familiar with the Nine Inch Nails frontman's work as a film composer, which earned him an Oscar nod for The Social Network, and a Golden Globe nod for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
So, what can audiences expect from the third collaboration between Fincher and Reznor? Well, for one, this marks the first time Reznor and his partner, Atticus Ross, recorded a film's score with the help of a live orchestra.
In a glowing new profile in The Wall Street Journal titled "David Fincher's Musical Dream Team," Reznor says that Fincher told him to "'think about the really terrible music you hear in massage parlors. The way that it artificially tries to make you feel like everything's OK. Then imagine that sound starting to curdle and unravel." However, Fincher doesn't quite remember it that way. "I said a spa, not a massage parlor!" the director says. "The movie is about the facade of the good neighbor, the good Christian, the good wife. So the notion was to start with music that's attempting to give you a hug."
"The piece travels the journey of the story, mutating within itself from something that feels warm and loving to something that feels so sick," Ross adds.