After much speculation and waiting the psychedelic epic ‘Christmas on Mars’ film written and directed by The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has a release date. The Flaming Lips website released a trailer and stated that it will be available on DVD this October.
The Film features all of the band and many of their associates as actors (including singer-songwriter Steve Burns, Adam Goldberg, Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Elijah Wood and Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live fame). The film tells the story of the experiences of Major Syrtis during the first Christmas on a newly-colonized Mars.
I first saw rough footage of Christmas on Mars in the luscious and genuinely moving documentary Fearless Freaks about the band. The DVD of this used to be really expensive but now its only a tenner on Amazon so worth a punt I say.