National Lampoon has acquired the rights to its first out-of-house feature film entitled Electric Apricot. According to Variety, Electric Apricot centers around the jam band phenomenon. It was directed by the musician Les Claypool. He is best known for leading the band Primus, which was featured on the Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey Soundtrack.
Written by Claypool, the mocumentary is a spoof of bands like The Grateful Dead and Phish. It will also focus on the fans that follow such groups. Electric Apricot was shot in the same style as This is Spinal Tap.
South Park's Matt Stone, Robot Chicken's Seth Green, and Grateful Dead band member Bob Weir will make cameo apperances.
The film will be released later this year. Also being released this year by National Lampoon Films is National Lampoon's Bagboy. The film will star Brooke Shields, Dennis Farina, and Larry Miller.