An upcoming documentary about the iconic English electronic outfit The Prodigy is in the works, in conjunction with the band themselves. 

As per Pitchfork, the documentary is being created in partnership with The Prodigy’s Maxim and Liam Howlett and global content studio Pulse Films.

It will be directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Paul Dugdale. Dugdale previously directed a trio of visual shorts for The Prodigy, and also helmed their 2011 concert film, The Prodigy: World’s On Fire. Dugdale is also a safe pair of hands: he’s directed other music-focused films with The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, and Sam Smith.

The documentary will follow The Prodigy from their early years to their halcyon days during the 90’s electronic boom in the U.S..

“The film will be as wild as the band,” Dugdale said. “Dark at times, strong changes of pace, it will be a visual assault too, stylistically striking, contemporary and challenging. We want the viewers to leave the cinema like they’ve just stepped off a roller-coaster.”

Maxim and Howlett also released a joint statement about the project: “We are making a band documentary film…so fukin what?? After the devastating passing of our brother Keef in 2019, the time feels right for us to tell the story of our band, all of it, the whole 9 … It’s a story of the chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the peoples band — The Prodigy. Or simply — a story of brothers on a mission to make noise…to ignite the peoples souls and blow-up sound systems worldwide…that’s fukin what! This film will be made with the same integrity that our music is — uncompromising, raw and honest…This one’s for Keef!”

It will be the first major project since The Prodigy’s Keith Flint died by hanging in 2019. Production is expected to begin as soon as this spring.

Check out ‘Firestarter’ by The Prodigy:

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