Gorillaz is quite the musical phenomenon with their unique take on genre giving each new album something unique. Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn created the fictional band that would go on to leave its mark on the industry. With a new album set to release on February 24th titled Cracker Island, Albarn has been busy promoting the music group’s future. During an interview with the Belgian magazine Humo, it seems it was revealed that the Netflix film they have been working on is sadly currently in limbo.
What stands out is that the project never even left the script stages and seemingly never truly finalized to get any animation work done. The project has kind of been in existence since all the way back in 2002 but sadly nothing ever truly came together to give us a true story focused on 2-D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel. Interestingly enough though, this quasi-cancellation was seemingly what inspired the creation of the new album Cracker Island, which first premiered its solo by the same name starring Thundercat around six months ago.
The good thing is that each new music video does act as a continuing story for our favorite fictional band, and the same is true with the latest releases featuring a cult that was seemingly started by Murdoc. Perhaps elements from that original script made their way into these new videos and storylines that have been teased throughout new music videos. The band has been showcased in different animation styles in the past but it would’ve been amazing to see them in a live-action/animation hybrid style similar to the video from the single Cracker Island. Perhaps one day the project will come together.