Netflix Cancels Gorillaz Movie: A Sad Day for Fans of the Band
We are just a few days after the launch of Cracker Island, Gorilla’s new album, so fans are very happy with the band.
However, recently information that could ruin the day of these people was announced, since it has been confirmed that the Gorilla film for Netflix has been canceled.
Through a new interview with smoke, Damon Albarn, co-creator of Gorilla, revealed that Netflix has decided to retire from the animated film from the band, this after a series of cuts that affected productions such as Inside Job and Dead End:
This was what he commented:
The new album arose because Jamie and I were often in Los Angeles.
We were working on a gorilla feature film, which will never happen.
That is, and without giving names, because the whole matter has not yet been settled: the streaming platform for which we were making the film has retired.
They began to panic because they were creating too much content and decided to reduce their supply of films.
And, as has been Hollywood’s classic practice for decades, the guy we worked with moved to another company.
Since then, you have lost your guardian angel, and it seems that a bad smell weighs you.
Hollywood is quite territorial: if a new boy appears, he must have and will have a different opinion, even if he secretly agrees with his predecessor.
Although production with Netflix has come to an end, Albarn’s comments seem to indicate that there is the possibility that some other company take the opportunity to create the Gorilla movie that many of us expect.
At the moment the opinion of Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the band, and who has been more involved in this project is unknown.
Unlike his musical videos, Gorilla’s film was not expected to be related to an album of the band and, instead, it was an original story, something similar to the shorts that were released in MTV at the time.
In related issues, this is how collaboration between Gorilla and GTA is seen.
Similarly, the band pays tribute to Pac-Man.
This is true pity.
The work that Hewlett has done with the band’s videos has been spectacular, and the idea of watching a movie was not only a dream come true for fans, but for Hewlett and all those involved in this project.