Trent Reznor has criticized the Bird Box production team over its use of his and Atticus Ross’ music in a pointed interview with Revolver. Blaming a film editor with “bad taste” and an unsatisfactory mix of their music, he called the experience a “fucking waste of time.” He also announced his and Ross’ departure from new Amy Adams film The Woman in the Window, citing the studio’s “transformation” of the Joe Wright–directed movie after test screenings.
Of Bird Box, he told Revolver: “When we got immersed in it, it felt like some people were phoning it in.... And you’re stuck with a film editor who had real bad taste. That’s kind of our barricade to getting stuff in the film. And the final icing on the shit cake was we were on tour when they mixed it. And they mixed the music so low, you couldn't hear it anyway. So it was like, that was a ...” He laughed. “That was a fucking waste of time. Then we thought, no one’s going to see this fucking movie. And, of course, it’s the hugest movie ever in Netflix.”
He said that while their score for The Woman in the Window was completed before the decision to back out, “There’s no animosity on our end. It’s frustrating when you did that much work and it’s gone. And we were proud—and they were proud—of the movie that it was.”
The new issue of Revolver is out December 31.
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