The popular animated musical act Gorillaz is set to receive their own full-length Netflix movie, the band’s co-creator and lead singer Damon Albarn revealed recently. The movie is currently in the writing phase, though little else is actually known about it.
In an interview with Apple Music, Albarn confirmed that the animated band Gorillaz will get their own feature-length Netflix movie. “I’m at Netflix because we’re making a full-length Gorillaz film with Netflix,” said Albarn. “We’re having a writing session in Malibu this afternoon.”
Gorillaz first exploded into popularity in the early 2000s following the debut of their self-titled album. The band caught public attention due to them being a full virtual act, meaning none of them actually exist or are directly tied to specific people except for Albarn himself, who provides the vocal work for the lead singer 2-D. Phil Cornwell, Remi Kabaka Jr. and several guests have since voiced the band members on each album. The band has tackled several genres of music before, from hip-hop and rock to reggae and dance.
Notably, Gorillaz are known for their high-quality animated music videos, which might’ve spurred Netflix and Albarn on to produce a full-length movie. Outside of their music, the band has produced several short videos providing a closer look into their personal lives while transitioning between albums.
It’s unknown if the full-length movie will be a musical of some sort, but given the subject matter, it looks like it might feature several popular Gorillaz songs released over the last 20 years. It’s also possible that the movie will be tied to a new unannounced album, which was previously pulled off by acts like Daft Punk.
The Netflix Gorillaz movie is currently in the writing phases, so we’ll be waiting a while for more news.
Source: Apple Music