Shot in Rwanda, Neptune Frost centers around “the most subversive hacking collective inventively exposing the gluttonous feast on natural resources from belly of the beast using the gutsiest platform takeovers in the history of a mystery.” Notably, Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on as an executive producer, with Kara Walker as an associate producer. It is expected to premiere in October 2020.
A promising first taste of the film’s soundtrack, “The Flaw You Worship,” sprints a two-and-a-half minute lap worth many listens. Fortified by unremitting percussion and laser beam synths, Williams’ seismic declamations boom through his mic-turned-megaphone. He decries presidential authority and whitewashed cinema, citing “shitty movie after shitty movie” as results of a deeply rooted oversight— the heirloom of white privilege, “the flaw they worshiped.”
Williams is nearing his $150,000 Kickstarter goal, which you can contribute to until July 26. “Help me fuck shit up. With beauty,” he requests, likely with a wicked grin.
Watch Saul Williams’ 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert below.