So, a couple of days ago, Jay posted a new Kanye West music video that was co-directed by Spike Jonze, and that very same day I received an e-mail from the good folks over at Buzznet giving us the heads up on some leaked footage from Jonze’s upcoming movie Where The Wild Things Are. Unfortunately, before I got around to posting it, the clip was pulled down, with a message indicating that it may have been “user-generated”. I found this odd, because it looked a little too polished to be a fan-created hoax.
Now they are hosting the clip over at Ain’t It Cool News, and they seem to think that it is legit, although there is a question of who is providing the voice for the wild thing in the scene. Either way, do yourself a favour and head over there and check it out now while you still can. All I can say is it looks every bit as imaginative and weird as you would expect from a Spike Jonze film. Only he would think to do something like this with a combination of costumes, live action and CGI. It reminds me of something you’d see in a Daft Punk video.
The movie is based on the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak, and features the voices of James Gandolfini, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose and Catherine Keener, among others. The movie is scheduled for a 2009 release, and I can’t wait to see more!» Related Link: AICN: Where The Wild Things Are clip