Daft Punk Scoring Dario Argento’s New Movie Occhiali Neri (UPDATE: Maybe Not)
Daft Punk are scoring Dario Argento’s new film Occhiali Neri. The Italian director revealed the news in an interview with Repubblica (via The Film Stage), saying that the duo reached out to him to collaborate. “They are my admirers, they know all my cinema,” he said. “They heard from French friends that I was shooting a new film and called me [to say], ‘We want to work with you.'”
They will apparently send him the first songs soon, and visit him in Rome once it’s safe. The film was supposed to start shooting next month, but is now planned to begin production in September.
Depending on when it actually comes out, the score to Occhiali Neri (which translates to Dark Glasses) would be Daft Punk’s first full-length project since 2013’s Random Access Memories. Their last film score was a decade ago for Tron: Legacy.
Argento, of course, has a good track record with film scores. Revisit our list of the 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs.
UPDATE: Reports of Daft Punk’s involvement in the film were premature. As Screen Daily reports, the producers of Dark Glasses have issued this comment on La Repubblica’s story: “Urania Pictures and Getaway Films, producers of Dario Argento’s Dark Glasses, wish to react to the rumours currently circulating, following an interview 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.”