NIN Scraps Plans For 3-D Tour Film

Trent Reznor has scrapped plans for a 3-D film chronicling Nine Inch Nails' most recent tour, according to a post on the band's Web site.

The film would have been released in theaters as well as on DVD and Blu-ray, and was to be taped at a special free show using technology developed by director James Cameron. But various issues made the project an impossibility, something Reznor primarily blames on his former label, Interscope, without naming them directly.

The artist says he approached the Universal-distributed company about "producing / funding" the filming, but waited "as usual for months" before they declined. (Interscope was unavailable for comment.)

"We then achieved the impossible by finding alternate production / funding but the timetable is too rushed to get it filmed comfortably with the remaining time left on the tour," which ends Dec. 13 in Las Vegas.

That said, Reznor claims the tour was "certainly the best thing I've ever been involved with and likely the final tour for NIN on this scale." But he also promises "the shows we have announced in 2009 and any more that may be announced will be a completely different approach with some different personnel and will likely be the last for the foreseeable future."

Nine Inch Nails returns to the road Feb. 17 in Auckland. The group scored two Grammy nominations last night: best rock instrumental for "34 Ghosts I-V," and best boxed or special limited edition package for "Ghosts I-IV."