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12 September 2021


by Syd Briscoe

Iron Maiden: “Stratego” - 5 mins 12s

Iron Maiden continue to explore epic battlescapes in this promo for latest track 'Stratego', this time with Gustaf Holtenäs at the helm. In contrast to the apocalyptic future depicted in 'The Writing on the Wall', this time viewers are transported back to a delicately animated version of ancient Japan, where two warring clans threaten to tear each other - and the very fabric of reality - apart.

The action is drawn along classic black/white evil/good lines, and follows the journey of one dark warrior who is slain and first revived as a human, then as a dragon for a final showdown. Hand-drawn elements and CG animated accents blend together to create a richly textured visual world - one which we recommend watching back to take in all the complex details.

Film Production: Blinkink Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Gustaf Holtenäs
Producer: Sami Goddard
Executive Producer: Josef Byrne

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