Will Daft Punk De-Mask in New Documentary?
After years of avoiding the press, the band renowned for redefining electronic music for the new millennium is finally granting us a peak into their world. Following a year of shooting, Daft Punk Unchained, the first documentary to focus on French electronic duo Daft Punk, is set to air on June 24th.
The group, the project of musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, became a household name after their debut LP, Homework, was released in 1997. 5 Grammys, 2 international tours and numerous masks later, the duo is ready to give fans a closer look at the story behind their elusive musical genius.
The hour-long film, directed by Herve Martin Delpierre and produced by BBC Worldwide, follows the band from start to their current chart-topping success. It’s set to feature some of the band’s rare interviews and various old footage from their archives. A star studded cast has also been revealed, including appearances from Pharrell Williams (who worked with the duo on the inescapable Grammy winning ‘Get Lucky’) and Kanye West (who sampled the group on his 2007 hit ‘Stronger’). The band has developed a strong reputation for rejecting stardom and vehemently declining interviews, so we’re thankful for any glimpse into their lives we can get.
The documentary will air in France on Canal+, a premium cable station, and inevitably be available for online streaming. However, due to the band’s massive international following, an official release will likely be announced. Will we finally be able to see the masterminds behind the masks? Stay tuned.
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