Animated Band Gorillaz Getting a Feature-Length Netflix Movie

Animated Band Gorillaz Getting a Feature-Length Netflix Movie


A Gorillaz motion picture is eventually in the is effective, with co-creator Damon Albarn confirming he’s operating on a new aspect-size undertaking with Netflix.

Throughout an interview with Apple New music, frontman Damon Albarn uncovered that the animated band Gorillaz is performing with Netflix on a new film, which is now in the writing stage:

“I’m at Netflix mainly because we’re building a total-duration Gorillaz film with Netflix,” he said. “We’re having a creating session in Malibu this afternoon.”

Now, it appears to be as while Gorillaz is receiving one more shot to make a film. And it is presently collecting momentum as Albarn confirms that they’re in the approach of creating it. “It’s actually remarkable to do that,” additional Albarn. “It’s something we have been seeking to do for a quite long time. It is been by way of so lots of incarnations, Gorillaz accomplishing a motion picture, truthfully.”

As Albarn mentions, this is not the initial time Gorillaz has explored a film or Tv set task. In 2017, co-creator Jamie Hewlett mentioned that a 10-episode animated collection was in the functions, which has presumably now been canned. Hewlett also discovered that an animated film was earlier in the performs with Dreamworks, but that task was ultimately cancelled for the reason that “it was way too darkish to devote a pair of hundred million pounds on.”

The Gorillaz line-up. L-R: 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle, Russel.

The Gorillaz line-up. L-R: 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle, Russel.

Gorillaz, which is represented by animated characters relatively than real-everyday living musicians, is made up of 2-D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle – voiced on their albums by Damon Albarn, Phil Cornwell, Remi Kabaka Jr. and friends.

As for why the film has ultimately gone to Netflix, it seems to be as however the band’s co-creator feels it’s a great match for the venture. “Netflix, I really don’t know,” claimed Albarn. “Apart from them kind of working [LA] now, […] they just appear to be like they’re a ‘good imaginative team’, you know?”

Small else is known about the forthcoming film and a release date has not nonetheless been set – Albarn himself refused to say far more in the interview.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and movie critic for IGN. You can comply with him on Twitter.


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