Damon Albarn confirms Gorillaz film is in the works at Netflix

"It's been through so many incarnations"

Damon Albarn has confirmed that a feature-length Gorrilaz film is in the works at Netflix.

The frontman announced in October 2020 that a “kind of abstract” animated movie based on the cartoon band was in progress. “We are supposed to be making a film while we’re doing season two [of ‘Song Machine’],” he explained at the time.

Albarn said that the band had “signed contracts” and started writing scripts. “I see a lot of people doing animated videos these days but I don’t think they really touch the quality of ours,” he added. “We’re more in the world of Studio Ghibli.”

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During an interview with Apple Music about his new solo album, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’, Albarn said: “I’m at Netflix because we’re making a full-length Gorillaz film with Netflix.

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Gorillaz. CREDIT: Press.

“Yeah, we’re having a writing session in Malibu this afternoon. It’s really exciting to do that. It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. It’s been through so many incarnations…this Gorillaz doing a movie. Honestly.

“But Netflix, I don’t know. I mean, apart from them kind of running this city now, I mean – it’s just extraordinary to see how ubiquitous they are now. Yeah. They just seem like they’re a good creative team, you know?”

He added: “But I can’t say anything more about it, obviously, because… No, no, no.”

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Gorillaz released their most recent album, the star-studded ‘Song Machine: Season One’, in October 2020. Back in August, they surprise-released the ‘Meanwhile’ EP in celebration of Notting Hill Carnival.

Earlier this month, Gorillaz announced a Song Machine Live cinema release as well as a 20th anniversary edition of their debut album. The special show was live-streamed from the band’s Kong Studios HQ in December 2020.

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