Academy Award nominee and Emmy winning playright Aaron Sorkin has agreed to write a musical adaptation of The Flaming Lips’ album Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.
Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne confirmed the story and compared the story to Terry Gilliam’s film Brazil. Coyne explained the plot of the album:
“There’s the real world and then there’s this fantastical world. This girl, the Yoshimi character, is dying of something. And these two guys are battling to come visit her in the hospital.
And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where Yoshimi is this Japanese warrior and the pink robots are an incarnation of her disease. It’s almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that.”
It is thought that the adaptation will not be complete for at least a year, possibly more, but it is something we can all look forward to.