It was reported (here) back in March that Trent Reznor’s latest nine inch nails album, Year Zero, might be heading to the big screen as a major motion picture. B-D exclusively heard some HUGE names that were in talks (*cough* Ridley Scott), but until they’re confirmed you can read about how the adaptation might be headed to television.
News from Blabbermouth.net: The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: The latest NINE INCH NAILS album, “Year Zero”, might be turned into a television series. Frontman and creative mastermind Trent Reznor told a U.K. newspaper that plans are underway to bring the concept disc to the airwaves, saying, “We’ve got a producer on board and have met with writers. We’re about to pitch it to the network, so we’re a couple of weeks away from meeting all of the main people, and we’ll see what happens.”
“Year Zero” is set in a totalitarian future America ruled by a right-wing religious dictatorship. The populace is plagued by mysterious visions, the country’s drinking water might be drugged and global catastrophe is near.
Reznor said earlier in the year that he was interested in bringing the story to the screen, possibly as a movie.
The album was released this past spring after an innovative viral marketing campaign that left clues for fans online and in venues where the band had played.
NINE INCH NAILS has yet to mount a full North American tour in support of “Year Zero”, although the group’s web site recently added a September 18 show in Honolulu, Hawaii to its summer itinerary, which is filled through August and the first half of September with shows in Europe, the U.K., China, Israel and Southeast Asia. NIN plays on Wednesday (August 15) in Switzerland.