Modest Mouse to release the Heath Ledger-directed music video “King Rat”

A music video directed by Heath Ledger is to be released, more than a year after the actor died.

Modest Mouse plans to release the animated video for “King Rat,” a bonus track from the band’s 2007 “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,”

The Oscar-winning actor directed “King Rat” for Modest Mouse after meeting singer Isaac Brock in Australia.

“Heath and I have a mutual friend and when we were in Australia, my fiance and some of us in the band went out on a boat with him and his family and friends and talked about the idea,” Brock told VH1 in 2007 interview. “The idea sort of dropped, but then he just sent me an email saying that he wanted to do it.”