Well, not exactly, but close! When Trent Reznor resurfaced late last year to announce the next Nine Inch Nails album, he made it abundantly clear that Atticus Ross was now an official member of the band. In 2017, Ross is Nine Inch Nails. Live with it.
Interestingly, Ross isn’t glued to Reznor, embarking on a project with his brother, Fear and Nervous System’s Leopold Ross. Adam Wingard, director of Netflix’s massive live-action Death Note remake, tweeted out that the duo would be composing the score to the film, out on Aug. 25.
Atticus Ross and Leopold Ross are performing the score for Death Note.
— Adam Wingard (@AdamWingard) March 22, 2017
Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
The movie stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton; Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as “L”; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; and Shea Whigham(“Agent Carter”, “Boardwalk Empire”) as James Turner.
Wingard is a growing force in the genre community having directed A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, Blair Witch, The Guest and You’re Next.