Good news, Studio 60 fan! According to Entertainment Weekly, Aaron Sorkin will be writing the upcoming musical adaptation of the Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots:
Sorkin’s reps confirmed on Tuesday (March 20) that the West Wing creator has officially signed on to write the musical’s script. ”Maybe that means they’ll need to build a stage with lots of hallways on it,” joked [Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne] of Sorkin’s fondness for walking-and-talking characters. ”It will be a giant tube that’s always moving!”
And always annoying! In fact, we’ve obtained a page of dialogue from Sorkin’s upcoming opus, and we’re already excited:
CHARACTER 1: So there’s this girl, Yoshimi.
CHARACTER 2: Yoshimi?
CHARACTER 1: Yoshimi.
CHARACTER 2: Ok, so this girl Yoshimi…
CHARACTER 1: She has to battle these pink robots.
CHARACTER 2: Wait–she has to battle robots?
CHARACTER 1: Yes, robots.
CHARACTER 2: Pink robots?
CHARACTER 1: Yes.
CHARACTER 2: Okay.
CHARACTER 1: Good.
CHARACTER 2: Bush is a dick.
See you in 2010 or so!