Daft Punk to score Dario Argento’s new film?
UPDATE (4/28): Not so fast, say Occhiali Neri's producers. A statement, via Screen Daily: “Urania Pictures and Getaway Films, producers of Dario Argento’s Dark Glasses, wish to react to the rumours currently circulating, following an interview in La Repubblica in which Argento stated that Daft Punk were to compose the soundtrack of his new movie. This statement reflects Argento’s desire to work with Daft Punk, however there has been no agreement nor discussions between both parties. The movie is currently in pre-production, and Dario’s wish is not on today’s agenda.” Fingers crossed it could still work out. Original story is below:
Here's some (potentially) exciting news: Daft Punk have been tapped to score Occhiali Neri, the new film from Italian horror legend Dario Argento. “They are my admirers, they know all my cinema,” he told Italian mag Reppublica (as Exclaim! noted). “They heard from French friends that I was shooting a new film and called me [to say], ‘We want to work with you.'” The film hasn't started shooting yet, and Itally's been on serious COVID-19 lockdown for a while, but Argento is hoping to start shooting in September.
Daft Punk would be in good company, as Argento, who turns 80 this year, has worked with Goblin (on the iconic Suspira), Ennio Morricone and more. Daft Punk also did the music for Tron: Legacy and the Occhiali Neri would make their first new big project since 2013's hit Random Access Memories.