Reznor chilling with David Bowie

If you assumed Call of Duty couldn’t possibly get any more edgy, then you were wrong. Activision has announced that it has snapped up Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor to compose Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s theme song. He will not produce the game’s entire soundtrack, however – that honour will go to Mass Effect 2 composer Jack Wall.

Speaking with USA Today, Reznor explained that he was drawn to the project after working on the soundtracks for both The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

He said:

I started dipping my toe into film scoring. That led me to film scoring agents and whatnot and a variety of projects start to get thrown at you to check your level of interest. And quite a while ago I had heard, “Would you be interested in a big franchise video game?” Being an avid gamer my whole life, I said, “Yeah, I would be interested in that.”

You’ll be able to hear Reznor’s theme song for yourself when Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launches on 13th November.