Sturgill Simpson Releases Second Official Trailer for ‘Sound & Fury’ Anime Film [WATCH]
Sturgill Simpson has released the second official trailer for his upcoming new anime movie, Sound & Fury, which will be released in conjunction with his new album of the same title. The singer has described Sound & Fury's visual component as "a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic samurai film," and the clip ... well, pretty much lives up to that description. Press play above to watch!
Like the project's first trailer, the just-released clip reveals more imagery than storyline. We begin with a car racing through a tunnel at break-neck speed, piloted by a robot who seems to be outrunning a fleet of spaceships. Interspersed with the action-packed, explosion-filled chase, we see abstract shots of blood-like liquid crashing into itself like waves, the hazy lights of police sirens and fireworks exploding over a city leveled in apocalyptic rubble.
Simpson hasn't shared any of the songs on the film's accompanying musical project, though he has indicated that the album will be a collection of dystopian rock songs -- a fitting stylistic direction, given the aesthetic of the film.
“We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record,” the singer says. “It’s definitely my most psychedelic. And also my heaviest."
Simpson's current cinematic explorations extend beyond creating his new anime project. He has some acting roles on the horizon, including his portrayal of a rogue police office in the upcoming romantic drama Queen & Slim (out Nov. 27). He also provides the theme song and appears as a "guitar zombie" in Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die.
The singer was also originally slotted to appear in another film, The Hunt, but the satirical film was pulled from release following three mass shootings. The story follows wealthy human hunters who pursue less-privileged human prey (until the hunted gain the upper hand), mirroring a 1994 movie called Surviving the Game. Betty Gilpin (GLOW, Isn't It Romantic), Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts and Glenn Howerton were all cast in the film along with Simpson, who was to play one of the hunted humans. Before its cancellation, that project was slated for a September release.
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