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Netflix is developing a Gorillaz movie

Frontman Damon Albarn said: “We’re more in the world of Studio Ghibli”

  • Becky Buckle
  • 19 November 2021
Netflix is developing a Gorillaz movie

After rumours back in 2019 that there was "supposed" to be a Gorillaz film fans have been waiting for this confirmation.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, the Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn spilled the news of the full-length documentary film saying: “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. But Netflix, I don’t know.

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“I mean, apart from them kind of running this city now, I mean – it’s just extraordinary to see how ubiquitous they are now. They just seem like they’re a good creative team, you know?”

The substance of the film is unknown, but Albarn has said: “I see a lot of people doing animated videos these days, but I don’t think they really touch the quality of ours,”

And continued: “We’re more in the world of Studio Ghibli.”

Netflix has been working with many artists recently to create documentary films on their work from Notorious B.I.G. to Beyonce.

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Albarn also spoke about his new solo album ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ which came out last week.

Earlier this month, they also reissued their seventh album and audiovisual project ‘Song Machine Live’ in cinemas December 8 to celebrate its 20th anniversary for one night only, with tickets still available. As well as this, you can now pre-order their super deluxe vinyl boxset.

Gorillaz last released new music back in August with the surprise EP ‘Meanwhile’ as a celebration of Notting Hill Carnival.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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