Nine Inch Nails HBO show to be written by ‘Fight Club’ screenwriter

'Year Zero' one step closer to TV screens

The concept album turned HBO television show, Year Zero by Nine Inch Nails, has finally found a writer in the form of Fight Club screenwriter Jim Uhls.

Uhls, who adapted the novel Fight Club, written by Chuck Palahniuk, will be the second collaborator from the 1999 cult film to work with NIN‘s frontman Trent Reznor after the singer worked on the score for The Social Network by Fight Club director David Fincher.

The project, announced last year, has been stuck in development while a suitable writer was found.

The plot of Year Zero centres around a future dystopia where a Christian fundamentalist government rules the United States by force, licensing everything from births to marriages.

In the show, those that present any independent thought or dissent are “disappeared”.


Year Zero marks the first major move into dramatic fiction writing for Trent Reznor and his band.

He is currently re-teaming with David Fincher on the score for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Earlier this year Reznor won the Academy Award for Best Score for his work on the story of the founding of Facebook, The Social Network.


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