British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released the official video for their single "In The Dark". Written, directed and edited by the band's frontman Oliver Sykes, the visual stars Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Forest Whitaker and sees him undergo "Matrix"-like brain mapping.
Co-directed and produced by videographer Brian Cox, Oli comments, "'In The Dark' is my first 'official' directing effort. We were in the midst of planning to shoot the video with a director in L.A. Three days before the shoot, I got a call from Forest saying he was in London and available, so ignoring everyone who said it was impossible to make it happen in time, I called our videographer Brian and asked him if he wanted to help me direct a video. Two days later, we were shooting in London! It was a crazy, emotional few days and I was very lucky to bag an insanely talented crew to assist me."
Whitaker previously attended a BRING ME THE HORIZON concert in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2017 with his daughter Sonnet, who is reportedly a fan of the band.
After the show, the actor took to Twitter to post footage of what he called an "amazing concert."
Whitaker is best known for his roles in such movies as "Black Panther", "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", "Platoon", "The Last King Of Scotland" and the Emmy Award-winning TV series "The Shield".
Sykes told NME that the "In The Dark" clip acts as a visual "representation of the grieving process. When it comes to the grieving process, we all try to ignore that feeling — but it's important to grieve. Even if something's happened for the best, you need to take that moment to feel something. Some people lose a whole world to grief sometimes, while others just don't grieve. Sometimes we're just too scared to face our emotions."
BRING ME THE HORIZON is on a North American headlining tour with support from SLEEPING WITH SIRENS and POPPY.