AOL: Did you guys get asked to turn this into film or other media?
Albarn: Yeah, we get asked. Every time we go to California we get asked to do a film, but by the time we get back to London we've ...
Hewlett: We wrote a film for the first album but it was considered far too dark to be made. And then, you know, you just waste time getting into the conversations about film.
Albarn: Well, that was with Dreamworks, and at that point they were only interested in fluffy green giants. You know then what we had in store for them.
AOL: The Gorillaz stuff that you do has sometimes had dark undertones, sometimes not even under at all. It's not fluffy.
Hewlett: We could quite easily make a wonderful film but someone has to give us some money and then leave us alone, not get involved. And it doesn't happen.
Albarn: Which doesn't happen unless you're James Cameron very often these days. But you know, hey, look what happened there.
-- Michael D. Ayers