In news that feels a lot like it was brewed in a lab to appeal very specifically to my interests — Daft Punk are set to score seminal Italian director Dario Argento’s forthcoming film, Occhiali Neri.
Argento revealed the news in an interview with Repubblica, 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.’”.
Daft Punk are set to send Argento the first songs for the film in the imminent future. They’ve also revealed that they plan to visit the director in Rome once coronavirus is over.
Occhiali Neri was set to begin filming next month, but has since been pushed back to September. The film will see Dario reunite with his daughter, Asia Argento. “It will be my return to crime films,” he said. “It’s the adventure, in the nocturnal Rome, of a Chinese girl and child. In the second part, the escape takes them into the rocky, bushy countryside of Lazio. [It’s] different from the sweetness of the Tuscan valleys, but for me beautiful.”
The score for the film will mark Daft Punk’s first full-length release since 2013’s Random Access Memories. The duo previously wrote the score for Tron: Legacy in 2010.
In 2017, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke penned the score for Luca Guadagnino remake of Argento’s 1977 Italian horror classic Suspiria.
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