Producers Deny Daft Punk Working on New Film Soundtrack

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David Black

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Update (April 29): The film's producers have said in a statement that Daft Punk is not confirmed to score Dark Glasses.

“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,” producers Conchita Airoldi and Brahim Chioua said, via Screen Daily. “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.”

Daft Punk is back -- kind of.

The French icons are reportedly working on the soundtrack to a forthcoming film, according to legendary Italian director Dario Argento, who in an interview with Italian newspaper La Reppublica said the duo called to say they were fans of his work and wanted to contribute to one of his movies.

"They are my admirers, they know all my cinema," Argento said. "...They learned that I was shooting a new film and they called me: 'We want to work with you.'"

Argento, the father of actress Asia Argento, said Thomas Banghalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo will travel to Rome when COVID-19-related travel restrictions are lifted to deliver the music.

Titled Occhiali Neri ("black glasses"), the movie will star Asia Argento, will be filmed in Rome and tell the story of a Chinese woman and child.

Famous for his work in the horror and suspense genres during the '70s and '80s, particularly for films including Suspira, Inferno and The Mother of Tears, Dario Argento says Occhiali Neri will mark his return to the horror and suspense genre, referred to as giallo cinema in Italy.

Occhiali Neri would be the first film score Daft Punk have worked on since 2010's Tron: Legacy. Their most recent work was on The Weeknd's 2016 Starboy LP, with 2013's Grammy-winning Random Access Memories LP marking their last Daft Punk output.

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