First Ever Spike Jonze Where The Wild Things Are Clip!


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

  • The visual potential of this film is really the only thing about it that has me interested. I’m immediately wary of a movie based off of a children’s picture book like this, but I can’t say that I’m not curious. I wish this clip had been a little more interesting though. It’s rather dull.

  • Ian

    Yeah, this might be different in a good way.

  • Primal

    I like seeing movies with these kind of visuals totally faded. :)

  • Cool, thanks for the heads up Neal…

  • Bruce

    The screen test was shot in Griffith Park in 2005. The actor is Griffin Armstorff. This scene and three others were all improved by the actors.

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  • Cassie

    I’m affraid that this movie will be a bit much for little children but besides that, can’t wait to see it myself.

  • bunyan 10

    —It’s 2010! -we’re supposed to get excited
    about such over-produced, unoriginal, decades stale, routine, comfort-zone slop as this? —huh?