Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor working on ‘Fight Club’ rock opera

Author Chuck Palahniuk and film director David Fincher also involved in project

Trent Reznor, best known as the frontman and de-facto leader of Nine Inch Nails, is reportedly working on a new project to bring much-loved novel and film Fight Club to the stage.

Reznor last released an album with Nine Inch Nails in 2013, more recently working with Apple Music on their new Beats 1 radio station.

Now, it has been claimed that Reznor is developing a “rock opera” version of Fight Club with intent of transferring it to Broadway.


Author Chuck Palahniuk and director David Fincher are said to be involved in the project. Reznor and Fincher have previously teamed up for several movie scores, including The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl.

The news comes from journalist Jeff Goldsmith, who claims the project was confirmed at a Fight Club panel at last weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

Goldsmith tweeted: So @chuckpalahniuk told me he’s working with David Fincher & @trent_reznor to do a #FightClub rock opera – an enhanced version of the film!”


Meanwhile, Trent Reznor recently spoke about Apple’s new streaming service Apple Music following its last month (June 30).

Reznor served as Chief Creative Officer for Beats prior to its acquisition by tech giant Apple. The musician has since occupied a similar role at Apple Music, helping design the platform and its new Beats 1 radio station.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Reznor said he continued his involvement with the company after the Apple merger because “anything that makes music more important to people is worth it”.


He continued: “People aren’t going to suddenly want to buy CDs again and feel good about overpaying for them. That’s a fact. Most of my peers have swallowed the bitter pill that I have swallowed, which is that you don’t make a lot of money selling music these days.

“I think having access to all the music in the world is great, but it then starts to place a burden on what the experience is like navigating through, now that you have access to everything. I think that naturally places the burden on having an experience be great.”

Reznor added: “I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices and the way music is presented to you with love and care. It’s exciting. And you leave with stuff you wouldn’t have dreamed you wanted and you’re excited to listen and share it and experience it.”