‘Daft Punk Unchained’ Documentary Will Premiere This June
A year ago, we learned that BBC Worldwide France would distribute an upcoming documentary detailing the enigmatic 20-year career of the Parisian duo, Daft Punk. Now, the film has received a title and a release date: Daft Punk Unchained will make its premiere on the French TV channel, Canal+, on June 24.
The Hervé Martin Delpierre-directed film will feature interviews with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo dating back to the early stages of their career all the way up to present day. Daft Punk Unchained will also boast interviews with friends and collaborators alike, including Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Kanye West, Michel Gondry, Paul Williams and Peter Lindbergh.
In addition to interviews, Daft Punk Unchained -- which was co-written by Marina Rozenman and produced by Jean-Louis Blot and Patrice Gellé -- will depict “rare documents,” according to BBC’s press release. The doc will also include a score composed by Joseph Trapanese, who worked with the robot-masked duo on the music for 2010’s Tron: Legacy.
In terms of new material, Daft Punk have been relatively quiet since their 2013 Grammy-winning full-length, Random Access Memories. Last year, they digitally released their 2006 collection of remixes, Human After All, as well as two live albums -- Alive 1997 and Alive 2007 -- on vinyl. More recently, Daft Punk were revealed as stakeholders in Jay Z’s beleaguered streaming service, Tidal.