The Gorillaz Netflix movie has been canceled.
Damon Albarn has confirmed that the streaming giant has cut the animated film because it needs to cut back on its “movie offering.”
In a new interview with Dutch-language Belgian outlet HUMO, he said: Having created so much content, they began to panic and decided to cut back on their film offerings.
“And, as has been classic Hollywood practice for decades, the guy we worked with moved on to another company. Hollywood seems to be very territorial, and when a new guy comes along, you have to have a different opinion, even if you secretly agree with your predecessor.”
Damon first hinted at the animation project during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 in 2021.
At the time he said: Yes, I have a writing session in Malibu this afternoon.
“It’s really exciting to do it. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s been through so many incarnations.
“Gorillaz doing a movie. Seriously. But Netflix doesn’t know. I mean, aside from the way they run this city right now, I mean, look at how ubiquitous they are right now.” It’s amazing, yeah, they look like a great creative team, don’t they, but I can’t say much more about that, obviously.
Gorillaz is an animated virtual band founded by comics artists Jamie Hewlett and Damon in 1998, with two characters: 2-D, Murdoch Nichals, Russell Hobbs, and Noodle, plus non-virtual members and producers as of 2016. It consists of Remi Kabaka Jr. Russell voice.
The ‘Feelgood Co., Ltd.’ band will release their new album ‘Cracker Island’ on Friday (24.02.23).