Damon Albarn Says A Gorillaz Movie Is In The Works

By Katrina Nattress

October 28, 2020

On Friday (October 23), Gorillaz released their star-studded new album Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez, and Damon Albarn's already discussing its follow-up. During a recent interview, the band leader divulged that they're not only working on a new collection of songs, but a movie as well.

“Well, we are supposed to be making a film while we’re doing season two," he said. "We signed contracts, we’ve begun scripts and stuff. Making an animated film that’s kind of abstract is quite a big risk for a movie studio because they’re very expensive. If you’re telling a slightly obtuse story that only sometimes makes any sense, it’s quite difficult. That’s what we’ve discovered.”

Albarn also thinks a sequel to 2010's Plastic Beach is "necessary," though that's not necessarily a good thing. “I think sadly, more than ever the need to keep reminding people that we need to change our habits,” he explained. “To somehow help our climate is really necessary. So maybe I need to revisit it, really. I don’t think we can ever leave Plastic Beach. I’d like to just have an album called Clean Beach, but at the moment it’s still Plastic Beach. So Plastic Beach 2 is a nice idea for me creatively but it’s also really depressing…but it’s necessary.”​​

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