Daft Punk are confirmed to be working on new music.
The duo will be scoring their second film, working with director Dario Argento on his upcoming film Occhiali Neri.
Argento told Italian magazine, La Repubblica that Thomas and Guy-Man reached out to him to express their appreciation for his work and their desire to work together.
The interview goes on to say that Argento expects tp receive the first songs very soon ahead of shooting commencing this Autumn. This will be the duo’s second soundtrack after working with Disney on Tron: Legacy in 2010. It will also be the first new productions from Daft Punk since their 2016 collab with The Weeknd and their first full length since their 2013 album Random Access Memories.
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has not signed, or even entered discussions, to produce a score for Dario Argento’s upcoming feature Dark Glasses (Occhiali Neri), according to a statement from the film’s producers.
It was reported earlier this week that Argento had said the French electronic music duo were on board, but the producers have now issued a statement to set the record straight.
Producers Conchita Airoldi at Urania Pictures and Brahim Chioua at Getaway Pictures said Argento’s words reflected “a desire” instead of a confirmation.
They said: “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.”