Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have scored a number of unique films and TV shows over the years, but they may have found their most unexpected project yet in Soul, a new film from animation giants Pixar.
Yes, the man who recorded "Closer" is writing music for a movie from the studio behind Toy Story. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Reznor acknowledges the strangeness of the collaboration.
"It feels very authentic, it feels very exciting," Reznor says. "And it's very, very different from anything else we've ever done, from the way they [Pixar] do it to how they think about it."
Reznor admits that he and Ross are a "risky choice" for Pixar, which he says makes the project "very appealing."
"Can we do something like that? That means us working out of our comfort zone," he says. "It's early days but it's been really cool."
When the interviewer suggests that Pixar fans might discover a song like "Closer" thanks to Soul, Reznor responds, "Who knows? We’ll see if we can taint Pixar and darken them up."
Soul, which hits theaters June 2020, is one of the many items on Reznor and Ross' ever-full plate, along with scoring HBO's Watchmen series and the upcoming film, Waves.
As for their main gig, Reznor says he has "plans for Nine Inch Nails stuff."
"We haven't got down to doing it because literally every minute of the day for the last several months has working on score stuff," Reznor explains. "But the plan is to do stuff, yes."
Pixar is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.
Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.