Wes Anderson is Planning His Own Theme Park with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh
What the cuss? Stop everything.
November 05, 2014
A Royal Tenenbaums rollercoaster? A Life Aquatic submarine ride? A Grand Budapest Hotel cable car? Your wildest, most whimsical dreams are about to come to fruition; Wes Anderson has announced his plans to team up with Devo-co-founder and longtime Anderson collaborative composer Mark Mothersbaugh on their very own theme park.
If you've watched a few Wes Anderson films, you would have heard Mothersbaugh's iconic scores — the man's worked on Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to name a few. But the Devo legend is also an applauded artist who's releasing his own visual art book: Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. When Anderson's book foreword was revealed, so were the pair's theme park plans.
"I hope to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizeable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh," Anderson wrote in the foreword . "For 40 years he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, where the visitor is amused and frightened, often simultaneously."
We're waiting for the finer details with baited breath, perhaps a ride on the Darjeeling Limited or a wild ride through the tunnels of the Fantastic Mr Fox? If Mothersbaugh's art is anything to go by, things are going to be a little weirder than we're used to with twee king Anderson.
Here's one of Mothersbaugh's best Anderson score moments, just to get you squealing a little higher.
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