The Prodigy have announced they are working on a new documentary.
Liam Howlett and Maxim shared the news via a joint statement to Billboard. They are working with longtime visual collaborator Paul Dugdale on the documentary, who has previously worked with the Essex outfit on their 2011 concert film, The Prodigy: World’s On Fire, as well as three other videos.
“We are making a band documentary film… so fukin what??” Howlett and Maxim said in the joint statement. “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!”
“The film will be as wild as the band,” Dugdale said, speaking about the new documentary. “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.”
The film will be produced by Pulse Films, who have previously worked on projects including Beyoncé’s Lemonade, LCD Soundystem’s Shut Up And Play The Hits and Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days On Earth. No release date has been confirmed.
In September last year, The Prodigy revealed that they were back in the studio in a post on social media. That news came after they released their live album ‘World’s On Fire’ on vinyl for the first time, which coincided with a live stream of their 2010 live show at Milton Keynes Bowl.