The Flaming Lips have been working on a movie - 'Christmas On Mars' - for about a decade. The project was looking set to become the 'Lips' very own 'Chinese Democracy' as the release was delayed and delayed. indeed the band's website still proudly boasts that "Christmas on Mars' will be available in time for Christmas 2003".
Well, they didn't quite make that. But - but - it looks like it might be actually - finally - about to emerge. Yesterday, a trailer appeared on YouTube and the band are promising that the film will be shown at music festivals over the next few months and will be out on DVD in October, along with a CD of the music.
So will it be any good? On the evidence of the trailer, it will be strange, of course, but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of dialogue. Or acting, really. Basically, it looks as though it's either going to be amazing or rubbish. Lets hope it'll be worth the wait.