It is fair to say The Social Network would have had a lesser impact if it wasn’t for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross‘ fantastic score. They even surprised us, taking home the Oscar for a very nontraditional score, when it comes to the Academy Awards crowd. I was delighted to hear they would return with David Fincher‘s next film, an adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

We got a glimpse for what style they were going for in the perfect teaser, and with Sony Pictures’ revamp of the official site, we now have our first listen at some actual bits of the score. Trent Reznor even stated “it begins…..” on Twitter, confirming his work. The track has a similar vibe to Hand Covers Bruise (the opening credit track from The Social Network), but a little more creepy. I’ve ripped the currently untitled track that runs over seven minutes from the site and you stream it below in today’s Daily Distraction.


Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle (Christopher Plummer) continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate.

He is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo hits theaters December 21st, 2011 and stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara with the rest including Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen and Joely Richardson.

What do you think of the first piece from the score?

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