Upcoming film features appearances from Kanye West, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams
A new trailer for Daft Punk documentary Unchained sees the band tease fans with removal of their masks.
The French duo have kept their faces hidden throughout the majority of their careers, with very little in the way of their true identity available to fans. However, as the trailer below ends, one of the pair begins to lift off his mask as if to show his face.
Prior to this moment, viewers see artists including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Nile Rodgers pay tribute to Daft Punk. West, in particular, states that they “revolutionised” dance music.
It was originally announced in June 2014 that Daft Punk would be the subject of a new TV documentary, produced by BBC Worldwide France. The film was premiered on French TV station Canal+ in June and is expected to air around the world before the end of the year.
The documentary is directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and co-written with Marina Rozenman. It also features guest appearances from Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Pete Tong and more.
A press release states: “Daft Punk Unchained is the first film about the pop culture phenomenon that is Daft Punk… This documentary explores this unprecedented cultural revolution revealing a duo of artists on a permanent quest for creativity, independence and freedom. Between fiction and reality, magic and secret, future and reinvention, theatricality and humility, The Robots have built a unique world. The film combines rare archive footage as well as exclusive interviews with their closest collaborators.”
The duo, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, released their most recent album ‘Random Access Memories’ in 2013.