Damon Albarn has announced that the Gorillaz feature film over at Netflix is not releasing. The project is dead now.
Gorillaz is about to release their new Cracker Island album, so Damon Albarn has been doing some press lately. According to the Stereogum reports, Albarn said that the project is dead. In the interview, Google-translated back from Dutch, Albarn said, “The new record came about because Jamie and I were often in Los Angeles. We were working on a Gorillaz feature film, which will never happen.” When asked if the film has been “permanently suspended,” Albarn responded:
“Yes. That is to say, and without naming names because the whole matter has not yet been settled: the streaming platform for which we were making the film has withdrawn. They started to panic because they were making too much content and decided to cut back on their movie offerings. And, as has been classic Hollywood practice for decades, the guy we were working with has moved on to another company. From then on you have lost your guardian angel, and there seems to be a bad smell hanging on you. Hollywood is quite territorial: if a new guy comes along, he must and will have a different opinion, even if he secretly agrees with his predecessor.”
Damon Albarn Says, “Netflix Reportedly Cancels the Gorillaz Feature Film”