Sigur Ros drummer Orri Páll Dýrason is to release a movie about space, dinosaurs and dogs in late 2016, entitled Jurassic Bark.
Dýrason has a history in the movie industry, having put together another dog-themed movie The Three Dogateers Save Christmas alongside bandmate Georg Holm. The previous movie was released in 2014, though it wasn’t until last month that the talking dog movie was confirmed as the work of the Icelandic musicians.
The new film Jurassic Bark is a sequel to the 2014 release and – according to the makers – “follows two space dogs as they traverse galaxies and time in search of the elusive bone of enlightenment”.
View the trailer – which is also a Star Wars parody – via YouTube, below:
The release date of Jurassic Bark is currently being given as ‘late 2016’.
Sigur Ros also confirmed their return recently, announcing a UK date for next year, at Citadel Festival, Victoria Park, London on July 17. They also confirmed plans to release new material, having not released a new album since 2013’s ‘Kveikur’. The band have promised the show will feature new material.
Posting on their website, they said:
“Every time you go on tour you want it to be different… and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage.
“But there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on.
“This time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of, ‘Ágætis byrjun’, when for two years we formed and re-formed the songs that would go on to be the ‘( )’ album, live in front of people, night after night.”