The Prodigy have announced they are working on their first ever music documentary with help from the studio that made the TV show, ‘Gangs of London’.
Provisionally titled, ‘The Prodigy’, it will be directed by Paul Dugdale. He has worked with the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and many more. He also been nominated for Grammys on multiple occasions.
Speaking about the film, Dugdale said in a statement: “The film will be as wild as the band. 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.”
Original founding members Liam Howlett and Maxim will also served as producers for the project. It will be dedicated to former frontman, Keith Flint.
In a joint statement, the band members said: “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!”
Pulse Films, the studio behind ‘Gangs of London’, Riz Ahmed’s recent film ‘Mogul Mowgli’ and Spike Jonze’s ‘Beastie Boys Story’ is producing the documentary.
The Prodigy documentary has been described as “the raw, uncompromising and emotional story of a gang of young outlaws from Essex who came together in the vortex of the late ’80s UK rave scene.”
No release date has been announced yet but production is expected to begin soon.
Last September, The Prodigy announced they were heading back into the studio to work on new material for the first time since the passing of Keith Flint. You can check out Radio Nova’s report on it here.
Photo Credit: The Prodigy.