What is shaping up to be the most anticipated movie event for fellow 80s techno-geeks just got a little more interesting with Daft Punk sneaking a single taste from their TRON Legacy soundtrack (trailer). Gritty, airy and totally electro, "Fragile" is Daft Punk at their purest.
The new film by director Joseph Kosinski continues the story line from the 80s classic. The Master Control Program is booted back up, and Jeff Bridges returns as Kevin Flynn, to search for his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) in and out of micro space.
Regarding his decision to bring in Daft Punk for the soundtrack, Kosinski tells MTV.com, "I'm a huge electronic-music fan. This is a film where there was a lot of interest from different electronic bands that I follow to work on the film. I felt it was important, just as the first film was so forward-thinking visually and Wendy Carlos' music was so innovative, I felt we had to do the same thing here. So rather than going with a traditional film composer, I wanted to try something fresh and different. I set up a meeting with Daft Punk. We met for pancakes at the 101 Coffee Shop in L.A. one morning. These guys take "Tron" very seriously. Obviously, "Tron" was a huge influence on them. It was almost like they were interviewing me to make sure that I was going to hold up to the "Tron" legacy. But the more we talked, we realized that creatively, we were totally synced up. I've been working on it with them for over a year and a half. I don't know of a movie where you're working on the soundtrack months before you start filming. The level of integration between the music and the film is incredibly strong."
Daft Punk were born to create the music for TRON. Listen to the new single and watch the trailer. Daft Punk are also playing Yankee Stadium on August 15, 2010. Are you excited yet?