Although Michel Gondry’s The We and the I still has yet to get an official release date in North America, his next movie is already heading to theatres in France this spring. Entitled Mood Indigo, it is based on the book L’Ecume des Jours (Froth on the Daydream) by Boris Vian and it stars Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) as a wealthy inventor who creates an olfactory-musical instrument called the pianocktail. His wife (Audrey Tatou) becomes ill with a water lily in the lungs, a condition that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers.
Yep, that sounds like a Michel Gondry movie alright. The weird thing is the book has already apparently been adapted for the screen twice before, once by French director Charles Belmont and more recently by Japanese filmmaker Go Riju. A French trailer for Gondry’s version has arrived online this week and it looks like Gondry doing what he does best: combining bizarre visuals with a whimsical story. Are you looking forward to Mood Indigo? Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.