Dario Argento's producers deny Daft Punk score claims

Ben Arnold
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Daft Punk performs on stage at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Daft Punk at the 56th GRAMMY Awards (Credit: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

UPDATE: The producers of Dario Argento’s next movie Black Glasses have denied that Daft Punk are signed up to score the film.

It comes after the iconic horror director was quoted as saying that the electronic duo were on board, but it appears that such talk may have been premature.

In a statement to Screen Daily, producers Conchita Airoldi and Brahim Chioua said: “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.

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“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.”

ORIGINAL STORY: French duo Daft Punk are set to pen the music for Italian art house horror icon Dario Argento's next movie, according to reports.

Speaking to La Repubblica, the director explained that the electronic producers had approached him when they heard he was working on a new project.

Director Dario Argento, left and actor Thomas Kretschmann interact during a photo call for Dario Argento Dracula at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Dario Argento and actor Thomas Kretschmann at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes (Credit: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

“They are my admirers, they know all my cinema,” Argento said. “They heard from French friends that I was shooting a new film and called me [to say], ‘We want to work with you.'”

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have scored movies before, but not for some time.

Their last was the soundtrack for the reboot of Tron, Tron: Legacy, for Disney in 2010.

Prior to that, their 2001 album Discovery was used for the score of animated film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, overseen by anime legend Leiji Matsumoto.

Argento went on to say that the movie, called Black Glasses, will be 'my return to crime films'.

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“It’s the adventure, in the nocturnal Rome, of a Chinese girl and child,” he said. “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.”

Argento was hoping to shoot the film in May, but now expects work to begin in September.