Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who took film music to another level with their industrial synthesized tones on their Oscar winning score for David Fincher’s The Social Network, dropped a preview to their music for the director’s Gone Girl, in theaters Oct. 3. Fincher instructed the composers to write spa music for his feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel about a husband who is suspect in the disappearance and murder of his wife.
The idea came to the director when he was getting his back fixed. “I was listening to that calming, placating music and thought, we need to tap into this. 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,” Fincher told The Wall Street Journal. This marks the third collaboration between Fincher, Ross and Reznor following The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Prior to their film projects together, Fincher directed the 2005 music video for Reznor’s NIN’s single “Only” and used a remix of Reznor’s “Closer” during the opening credits of 1995’s Seven. Before asking Reznor to board Social Network, Fincher was using parts of the musician’s NIN’s 2008 album Ghosts I-IV as a temp score for the film.
With its haunted house footsteps and synthesized percussion, Gone Girl’s music is equally impressive as the tracks in Social Network. But calming spa music? Rather, here’s what it sounds like before you get strangled in the massage chair. Listen to the Gone Girl preview by clicking here.