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Gorillaz drop trailer for biopic movie “Reject False Icons”


Virtual band” Gorillaz are about to drop a feature-length movie, ‘Reject False Icons’, detailing their story, and the minds behind the long-running and highly successful project have now released the first trailer, giving clues that will be rather familiar to veteran fans.

For those not in the know, the “band” is the brainchild of former Blur front-man Damon Albarn, and artist Jamie Hewlett. Having known each other throughout their individual successful careers in the hedonistic 90s, the pair created Gorillaz in 2000, and went onto achieve major success with multiple hit singles and albums. Yet the line between the virtual characters who “front” the band, and the real-life work of Albarn as principle songwriter and Hewlett as visual-artist has always remained something of a blur, with the project always maintaining an air of mystery and intrigue, channelling the original thinking behind the idea, as the duo watched MTV in the late 90s wondering what really mattered when it came to the substance behind an artistic project.

Indeed, that’s exactly why the trailer will be intriguing to Gorillaz fans, because much like the project itself, it’s a crazy mash of the real meeting the virtual – in just 30 seconds there’s a mind-bending mix of animated and live footage of the band’s adventures across a world tour and two recent albums. There’s even a family connection, as the movie is directed by Hewlett’s son Denholm. Will the finished item give an insight into the creative process Albarn and Hewlett put into Gorillaz? Will it show the impressive and ambitious live production and performances that attract a wealth of guest-collaborators? Will it be something of a mystery much like Gorillaz itself? It remains to be seen, but for even the most casual fan, it looks like something of a must-see.

‘Reject False Icons’ is being shown at cinemas for one night only on December 16, with tickets available now. See the trailer in full below –