Wes Anderson is Planning a Theme Park with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh

By Gerald Lynch on at

Get some heavy metal CDs and a can of Special Brew ready -- things are about to get super-twee. Wes Anderson, the acclaimed director behind The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou is planning a theme park alongside Mark Mothersbaugh, singer in art-rockers Devo.

The plan was revealed in the foreword to the musician's new art book Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.

"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.

"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."

Anderson and Mothersbaugh are regular collaborators, with Mothersbaugh behind the great scores to Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. One things for certain then -- if this place ever gets past the concept stage, it'll have a hell of a better theme tune than It's a Small World.