The Internet is good for quite a few things, not the least of which are adorable cat videos and spoiling the heck out of movies.
Last week's revelation that Oscar-winner Trent Reznor is both scoring and appearing in the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" falls into the latter category. It turns out that the musician's role of Jack Barts, the vampire who slays Lincoln's mom, was meant to be a secret!
Reznor took to the Nine Inch Nails forum to address fans about, amongst other things, the new How To Destroy Angels record, his work on "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and, of course, his part in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
"I am friends with ['Lincoln director] Timur Bekmambetov," Reznor revealed of how he got involved with the project. "He's an interesting and very talented director that caught my attention with his film 'Night Watch' (check it out if you haven't). He asked me if I was interested in scoring his new film he's doing with Tim Burton entitled 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.'"
"I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer - very different from the Fincher films," he continued. "While discussing the film with Timur he started gently pressing me to play a small role in the film. 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). F---. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore.
So... do me a favor and act surprised, OK?"
We promise, Trent!
"Atticus and I are hard at work scoring David's next film, which will be opening this Christmas," he wrote. "We've been composing quite a bit of music for this and have just begun to see some of what's been shot. Trust me when I say this film (and of course the music!) will not disappoint."
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