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Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross compose score to ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ film

News broke that Nine Inch Nails bandmates and composers, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, have scored the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie, setts hit theaters on August 2, 2023

The film’s director Jeff Rowe tweeted the news, confirming Reznor and Ross’ involvement in the film:  “Well now that my teenage hero [Tony Hawk] has leaked that my music heroes are doing this I can add that the score is absolutely amazing. Exhilarating, terrifying, heartbreaking, full of sounds I didn’t know existed. I don’t have the vocabulary to describe it. I love it so much.” Seth Rogen, who also stars, writes, and produces the film, added, “This has been a thrilling process and I can’t wait for you all to see this movie and hear this incredible score.” The film also stars voice acting by Jackie Chan, John Cena, Ice Cube, Post Malone, Maya Rudolph, Hannibal Buress, and Paul Rudd, among others.

A film synopsis reads: “After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers (Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael) set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.”

In 2021, Reznor, Ross, and Jon Batiste won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the Pixar animated film Soul. , marking the second for Reznor and Ross, who won their first Oscar for their original score for the David Fincher-directed The Social Network in 2011. Ross and Reznor also recently scored Fincher’s film The Killer, premiering on Netflix on November 10.

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