August 26, 2015


What If Daft Punk Was Actually Darth Vader and Boba Fett? Watch and See

The pitch, from YouTube channel Infectious Designer ("independent short films inspired by video games and science fiction") and director Brian Curtin (who had better be imminently conscripted for one of the three Star Wars non-trilogy offshoot movies), is simple: 

"One day Vader and Fett will recruit for the the dark side, disguised as an electronic music duo... they will be arresting ears and administering intergalactic rhythm and beats. The Rebels won't stand a chance. This is their music video, featuring 'Dj Gonk.'"

And like that, we're watching, rewatching, and re-rewatching a Star Wars video where the erstwhile Anakin Skywalker and the Sarlacc's favorite bounty hunter snack are outfitted in Daft Punk-ish suits, oozing Daft Punk-ish cool, sneaker-strolling around a city in a not long-ago time in a galaxy very not far away.

Darth Punk – The Funk Awakens is seven cuts above your standard internet mashup, an original song and video with a flawless concept and enough of a budget for convincing suits, blaster pistols, LIGHTSABERS and modest usage of the Force. 

I would personally like this film embedded on my futuristic tombstone. (Have already made arrangements to be entombed on Hoth.)

Also, behind the scenes (and lots more great shiz at Infectious Designer and Curtin's Vimeo):