Trent Reznor didn’t have such a good time scoring the movie “Bird Box”.
In a recent interview with Revolver, the Nine Inch Nails singer opened up about everything from new music to scoring some pretty impressive films and tv shows with Atticus Ross, his creative partner and bandmate. However, it’s his experience with the Netflix thriller that stands out as less than positive.
“When we got immersed in it, it felt like some people were phoning it in. And you’re stuck with a film editor who had real bad taste. That’s kind of our barricade to getting stuff in the film,” Reznor said. “And the final icing on the sh*t cake was we were on tour when they mixed it. And they mixed the music so low, you couldn’t hear it anyway. So it was like, that was a …That was a f**king waste of time.”
Moving on to talk about some other movies, Reznor revealed that he and Ross will no longer be involved in “The Woman in The Window” starring Amy Adams, slated for release in May 2020. According to him, the movie is undergoing some changes after test audiences found it too confusing.
“There’s no animosity on our end. It’s frustrating when you did that much work and it’s gone. And we were proud – and they were proud – of the movie that it was.”
All of this work hasn’t stopped him from focusing on his Nine Inch Nails music though and this includes lots of collaborations.
“We’ve got a list of people we like. And we thought, kind of playing on the newfound spirit of collaboration that scoring has forced us into, seeing what happens when we mix our DNA with some other people, with a no pressure environment.”
You can read the full interview here.