It’s about time we brought Daft Punk back into the normal music blog newscycle, and for a good reason, too. We miss them. It’s been far too long since we danced to “Get Lucky” for the millionth time but still secretly wished and hoped they would just finally announce a tour so we can see that song performed live some day. Or made a joke about them at the Burning Man trash fence (R.I.P.) but also kinda wondered, “wow, what if that actually happens sometime…”
No no, this time, it’s something different.
The official trailer for the new documentary, Daft Punk Unchained, was just released. Set to drop sometime this year, it’ll be the most in-depth look at the elusive duo that fans have had thus far, including moments on film with some of the big names they jammed with: Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye, etc.
No official release date yet, but we’ll definitely be watching for this one. It was directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre.
Along with the trailer some more info about the film was released:
The first ever documentary film on the most secretive duo in the world. The epic story of two uncompromising artists. With the participation of their closest collaborators and friends from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
Daft Punk Unchained, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, is the first independent film which explores an exceptional pop culture phenomenon of the last twenty years: Daft Punk. Between fiction and reality, magic and secrets, theatricality and humility, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have created a unique artistic universe. Throughout their career they have remained determined to control every link in the chain of their creative work. The film highlights key moments of their story, from their first school band in Paris to their historic concert at Coachella festival in 2006 and their spectacular triumph at the 2014 Grammy Awards for the album « Random Access Memories ». In an era of globalisation and the expansion of social media, they have refused to show their own faces and they orchestrate every detail of their appearances as robots. The documentary includes archives of radio interviews with Daft Punk, rare footage and exclusive interviews with their friends and close collaborators from Pharrell Williams to Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Leiji Matsumoto and Pete Tong.
A BBC Worldwide France production, 2015
FEATURING Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Nile Rogers, Skrillex, Giorgio Moroder, Michel Gondry, Pete Tong, Leiji Matsumoto, Paul Williams, Peter Lindbergh, Joseph Trapanese, Pedro Winter
DIRECTOR: Hervé Martin Delpierre
WRITERS: Hervé Martin Delpierre, Marina Rozenman
PRODUCER: Patrice Gellé – BBC Worlwide France
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jean-Louis Blot – BBC Worlwide France