Avatar recently released their new album Avatar Country and now they're looking to make a film out of it. According to the band, they're aiming to do "a featurette (longer that a short movie but shorter than the Godfather)" based on the music and the concepts of the records. The band is seeking to raise $50,000 for the featurette and have since cleared $110,000, which is especially insane considering they've got over two weeks left on the Kickstarter campaign.
So clearly Avatar is pretty damn popular these days. Here's what the band had to say about the film.
“Avatar Country will be a featurette (longer that a short movie but shorter than the Godfather) based on the music of the album of the same name. It will tell the full story which has already partly been shown in the videos released this far. We will of course continue to work with Johan Carlén who has been in charge behind the camera for all our music videos since Black Waltz. We have developed a language of our own through the years and become great partners, instrumental in realizing each others visions.
The money raised will go to pay for equipment, crew, actors, locations, props, 3D models, wardrobe and anything and everything you can imagine would go into any given film project. The money will NOT go to pay any member of the band, not even the King. Our salaries are made out of what we can make from touring, selling merchandise and whatever comes our way as song writers and recording artists. This will not be a pay day for the band. All money will be directly invested into our art.”
Avatar is also out on the road with Trivium right now, and partially filling in for Trivium frontman Matt Heafy who left the trek to be there for the birth of his kids.