Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have scored tons of film and television projects since the turn of the decade (including Jonah Hill’s upcoming film Mid90s), and another project has just been added to their resume: the upcoming HBO Watchmen series. According to Variety, Trent and Atticus have signed on to compose the music for the highly-anticipated television adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic book series, helmed by Lost and The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof, and with an announced cast including Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, and others. According to Damon Lindelof, the series will be a “remix” rather than a straight adaptation, with an expected premiere date sometime in 2019.
Trent wrote on Instagram:
We are very excited and proud to be working with @damonlindelof & @HBO on WATCHMEN. (This post has been edited down several times, omitting the parts where I gush with admiration for Damon (including a mandatory ‘close friends must watch The Leftovers’ stance), and how impactful Watchmen has been on me… Oh yeah, and the part where I confess to reaching out to everyone involved with this series asking them to let us do the music. Trying to play it cool here BUT EXCITED!)
Nine Inch Nails also recently began their “Cold And Black And Infinite” tour with The Jesus and Mary Chain, which has been full of surprises, including a full performance of 1992’s Broken EP on opening night, and the first-ever live performance of 1997’s “The Perfect Drug” at their first of two Red Rocks shows. No huge surprises at the second Red Rocks show last night (9/19), but they did play “Home” for the first time in almost a decade, and “All The Love In The World” and their cover of Joy Division’s “Dead Souls” for their first time in five years. You can view fan-shot video, and the full setlist from last night below.
Next up for NIN is River City Rockfest this weekend, and they’ll be in NYC for four shows in October.
Setlist – Nine Inch Nails @ Red Rocks Amphitheater – 9/19/18 (via)
Mr. Self Destruct
This Isn’t the Place
Help Me I Am in Hell
Happiness in Slavery
Copy of A
I’m Afraid of Americans (David Bowie cover)
The Background World
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Home (first live performance since 2009)
All the Love in the World (first live performance since 2013)
Dead Souls (Joy Division cover, first live performance since 2013)