CINEMA: MY LIFE AS A MOVIE: WAYNE COYNE; Lead Singer of the Flaming Lips Imagines His Film as a Science Fiction Fantasy Where Arnie Schwarzenegger Is Trying to Kill Him
TITLE: The Vegetable That Created The Universe.
POSTER TAGLINE: Is life real, is love real or is my experience all in my mind?
GENRE: It's a futuristic, existential love story.
WHAT'S THE STORY? A normal 20-year-old boy is watching a space shuttle launch when he is hit by debris. He goes into a coma and starts living a life inside his mind. In his dream, he becomes a world-renowned scientist and discovers a cure for cancer in the volcano flowers at the centre of the moon.
HOW TRUE TO LIFE IS IT? It's true in a way. I do tend to live my life in a dream state. You can forget your real life and become something else quite easily. It also reflects that "being normal" isn't enough for anybody anymore - everyone wants to be famous, like the scientist.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU? In the hospital bed scenes, I'm played by Ashton Kutcher. In the dream scenes it's Gregory Peck.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR LOVE INTEREST? Dream scene - Reese Witherspoon. …