Thirty Seconds To Mars fans, this apparently your week. First, the band launched their new single, “Up In The Air,” into space. Now, the band is giving MTV News an exclusive peek at their new accompanying short film — appropriately titled Up In The Air — and it looks to be an epically weird flick.
The Up In The Air film — which has yet to get a release date — is apparently the followup to the band’s 2010 effort, Hurricane, and was also directed by Bartholomew Cubbins (a.k.a. frontman Jared Leto).
Leto told MTV News: “It’s hard to call it a ‘music video,’ because it encapsulates not just the song, but many songs form the record, and we have an incredible cast of characters: the art of Damien Hirst, and an artist in New York, Maxwell Snow, who came and set a bunch of sh– on fire…. We have the U.S. Olympic Women’s gymnasts, we have Dita Von Teese, we have some Cirque du Soleil performers, we have Shannon, Tomo and me, we have a zebra, a lion, a wolf, a snake, some birds, over 100 butterflies …it’s a Noah’s Ark.”
The band will release their new album, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS on May 21.