The Prodigy is working on their first feature musical documentary, with help from the studio behind the drama london gangs.
Provisional title The Prodigy, the project directed by Paul Dugdale is expected to be produced by the founding members of the group, Liam Howlett and Maxim.
Pulse Films – the studio behind london gangs, the recent film by Riz Ahmed Mughal Mowgli and Spike Jonze Beastie Boys Story – produces the project. It is described as “the raw, uncompromising and moving story of a gang of outlawed youth from Essex who came together in the vortex of the British rave scene of the late 1980s”.
Howlett and Maxim have said the film – which will combine archival footage, animation and first-hand testimony – is dedicated to the late frontman Keith Flint, who died aged 49 on March 4, 2019 after s’ to be committed suicide.
“After the devastating death of our brother Keef in 2019, the time has come for us to tell the story of our group, the whole, the nine,” the two said in a statement.
“This is the story of the chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the popular band, The Prodigy,” they added. “Or quite simply, a story of brothers on a mission to make noise, ignite people’s souls and blow up sound systems around the world, that’s what the fuck. This film will be made with the same integrity as our music: uncompromising, raw and honest. This one is for Keef!
Director Dugdale, who has made documentaries and concert films for artists including Adele, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheehan, The Prodigy and Paul McCartney, said the film “will be as wild as the band.” .
“Dark at times, strong changes of pace, it will also be a visual assault, stylistically striking, contemporary and empowering,” said Dugdale. “We want viewers to leave the cinema as if they had just stepped off a roller coaster.”
Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford and Sam Bridger will produce alongside Howlett, Maxim and The Prodigy’s co-manager John Fairs as executive producer. Production is expected to start this spring.
Meanwhile, The Prodigy confirmed in September that they were returning to the studio to work on their first track since Keith Flint’s death.