Trent Reznor On Nine Inch Nails’ Return

Trent Reznor seems to be back at the office after a crazy and celebratory week. He visited the Nine Inch Nails forum to update fans on his upcoming projects in a post called “Gold statues, silver bullets, tattoos and the continued destruction of angels.” After thanking fans he mentions that he and Atticus Ross are hard at work scoring David Fincher’s next film, an American adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. That film will be out by Christmas. Next: Though he told red carpet interviewers that the next How To Destroy Angels album was done, it isn’t — he’s hoping to mix it over the summer and release it in the fall. After that, it’s back to Nine Inch Nails, with renewed inspiration, and an acting gig:

The three columns of things I’m currently funneling music into – HTDA, NIN and film work – I believe will start to make more sense to you (and me) as everything unfolds. By having a few different outlets for my work I’m finding more inspiration within each one. No, Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next.

It looks like that NIN indefinite hiatus has a definite expiration date, as least as far as recording goes (it’ll be surprising if Reznor tours again). Finally, Reznor will appear in director Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. You aren’t supposed to know that Bekmambetov asked him to both score and appear in the film, though:

The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night. I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true). Fuck. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore. So… do me a favor and act surprised, OK?

His relationship with the internet is complicated, as you know. Reznor will be playing a vampire because, of course. But he may have to lose weight if they’re looking for waxy, gothy vampires. He looks more like Van Helsing than a vampire now. Read his whole post at the NIN Forum.