Daft Punk’s music features heavily in the second theatrical trailer for Eden – a semi-biographical drama about the rise of the ‘French touch’ music scene in the 1990s that spawned stars like Daft Punk and Cassius.
The film follows protagonists and wannabe DJs, Paul and Stan as they form a duo and drop out of daily life in pursuit of making it.
Apparently, Daft Punk were so impressed with the film’s initial script they gave the film makers permission to use three of their tracks for just $3,700 each which would have normally cost upwards of $1 million.
This then lead to a set the price tag for every track used in the film, “No one was going to ask for more than Daft Punk received,” explains the film’s co-writer Sven Hansen-Love.
Daft Punk’s generosity according to Sven was one of the major reasons why the film eventually got made having gone through three directors before they settled on the co-writer’s sister, Mia Hansen-Love.
The film is going to be shown at several film festivals over the coming months and will be released to the public this spring.