Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Debut Animated Video For “Two Against One”

NPR has just posted an exclusive video of the song from the Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi collaboration Rome.  The animation is directed by Chris Milk and Anthony Francis Sheppard and the song features vocals by Jack White.  The cinematic, spaghetti Western inspired album is also currently in negotiation to become a full fledged theatrical project, according to director Milk:

“Myself, Brian (aka Danger Mouse), and the producers Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Megan Ellison (True Grit), are currently developing the Rome project into a theatrical feature film.  While the video for “Two Against One” is hand-drawn cell animation, the film would be live action.  The music video is essentially the fever dream of the antagonist of the story. It’s mostly his backstory, his life before the tale we see in the movie.  If you have a fast computer with Chrome installed you can also see the interactive lucid dream of the protagonist at www.Ro.me.  These pieces are sort of narrative breadcrumbs that lead you to the eventual larger story.  More to come soon.”

Other animation projects by Sheppard can be seen on his Vimeo page and his website.

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