French duo work on soundtrack

French electro house giants Daft Punk are set to provide the soundtrack to the forthcoming film 'Tron 2.0'.

Guy Manuel De Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter met on the ground of their high school. Becoming best friends the two began to make music together, forming a number of bands before experimenting with electronic music.

Taking the name 'Daft Punk' from a negative review in music paper Melody Maker, the duo began to win acclaim from figures in the dance world. Meeting the boss of Soma Records at a rave near Paris was to prove vital, giving the group their first record contract.

Debut album 'Homework' was released in 1997 and is now regarded as something of a modern classic. Synthesising a mixture of house, techno and the 80s synth pop they grew up with Daft Punk crafted something equally at home in the underground and the charts.

Follow up 'Discovery' was met with immediate acclaim, and reached number two on the British charts. The band's live show began to reach legendary proportions, with the duo never removing their iconic robot masks as they performed in front of an enormous pyramid.

Daft Punk are now set to work on the soundtrack to 'Tron 2.0'. The original film starred Jeff Bridges and is now iconic for its pioneering use of computer generated effects. Daft Punk have previously released their own animated film, 'Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem'.

The forthcoming Disney sequel has secured Bridges to reprise his role as Kevin Flynn, while original director Steven Lisberger will return as director. Scheduled for 2011, this represents the duo's first complete film score.

Daft Punk last released a studio album with 'Human After All' in 2003. A departure from their previous work it saw the duo dig out their guitars, and was met with mixed acclaim. Daft Punk have also directed a film of their own, the brain frying 'Daft Punk's Electroma' which was released in 2007.

Famously, Daft Punk made a rare festival appearance in 2007, playing the Clash Arena at RockNess. A brilliant show followed, with organisers peeling back one side of the tent so fans stuck outside could get a glimpse of their astonishing live show.

Daft Punk are set to work on the soundtrack for 'Tron 2.0' which is due for release in 2011.

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