According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new documentary focusing on The Prodigy is currently in the works. The film is being produced by Pulse Films in collaboration with the band’s own Liam Howlett and Maxim. The documentary will be dedicated to the late Keith Flint.
Here’s a description of the film:
“Directed by multi-Grammy nominated Paul Dugdale and written alongside Sam Bridger, the feature — provisionally entitled ‘The Prodigy’ and being produced by founding members Liam Howlett and Maxim — will tell what the filmmakers are describing 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 U.K. rave scene.'”
The band said the following:
“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 nine.
It’s a story of the chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the people’s band, The Prodigy. Or simply, a story of brothers on a mission to make noise, to ignite the people’s soul and blow-up sound systems worldwide, that’s fucking what. This film will be made with the same integrity that our music: uncompromising, raw and honest. This one’s for Keef!”
Dugdale also commented:
“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.”
“The Prodigy are the most iconic British electronic band of their generation, a group who single-handedly altered the course of popular music. Our ethos at Pulse Films in the music documentary space has always been to tell unique stories about iconic artists in new and disruptive ways. Partnering with The Prodigy and their long-time directing collaborator Paul Dugdale enables us to continue that tradition and create a film that reflects the heart, sheer imagination and danger of The Prodigy.”
The Prodigy have been in the studio working on new music. This will be the band’s first new material since the tragic death of frontman Keith Flint.
According to BBC, The Prodigy’s Keith Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system when he passed away. The singer died on March 4 as a result hanging, but Senior Coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray has since concluded that there was not enough evidence to officially rule it as a suicide or an accident.
Beasley-Murray said the following:
“We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date.
I’ve considered suicide. To record that, I would have to have found that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Flint formed the idea and took a deliberate action knowing it would result in his death.
Having regard to all the circumstances, I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.”
The coroner also added that there was not enough evidence to record Flint’s death as an accident where he may have been “larking around and it all went horribly wrong.”
This news comes after The Prodigy recently shared a message regarding mental health:
In unsurprising news, The Prodigy have decided to cancel all their shows in the wake of Keith Flint’s tragic death. The band said the following:
“Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has sadly passed away at the age of 49. His death was the result of an apparent suicide.
The band commented:
“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
Liam Howlett also issued his own statement:
“The news is true , I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend ,
I’m shell shocked , fuckin angry , confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother Liam #theprodigy”