Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has revealed to Kerrang! that he's been
working on a story based on his latest album 'Year Zero', which may be made
into a television show.
"We've got a producer on board and have met with writers," Reznor
tells Kerrang!. "If it works, it works and if it doesn't, it doesn't. I'm
more interested in it being a television show than a film at this point. We're
about to pitch it to the network, so we're a couple of weeks away from meeting
all of the main people and we'll see what happens."
Reznor, however, is remaining tight-lipped about how the Orwellian story will
"I don't want to spoil it", he smiles. "It's not formed enough
yet to blow it open to everyone. We may record a new soundtrack for the show.
We'll see, but there's already the 'Year Zero' record attached to the story.
We'll have to see if they opt to broadcast the show first and then we can worry
about telling everybody about those sort of things."
Reznor has also been hard at work overseeing a remix album featuring fan's
reinterpretations of tracks taken from their 2006 album 'Year Zero', which is
yet to see a release date.
"It was an idea that came to me a few years ago," he explains.
"We put the master multi-tracks out for two singles- 'The Hand That Feeds'
and 'Only' - and allowed anybody to remix those songs how they saw fit for free
with no real agenda.
"It's sort of like an opposite approach for me because one of the biggest things
I can get out of something like this , is having other peoples input on my
material," Reznor adds. "When it comes to making a real record, it's
pretty much a one-man dictatorship and I do things how I see them and have
always worked on that basis."
Reznor has largely been impressed with the standard of remixes submitted by
"Some of the stuff we've received is really interesting and occasionally
great," he reveals. "Some of the stuff, though, is unbelievably
terrible but it's cool that they had their fun with it! Again, there's no real
agenda for doing this, other than giving people the opportunity that not many
other artists out there do. Why not let people have fun with that?"
Nine Inch Nails will play a handful of UK shows this month, including the
Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals: See Gigs for details.