Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Trailer

I am kind of seriously excited about this. The choice of The Arcade Fire alone...



(You can see it in better quality HERE.

12 comments:

Jill Duffy said...

I read the Arcade fire song is actually a re-record, which is kind of cool.

I saw a theatrical, dance performance of Where the Wild Things are in college, and it was gorgeous. There's a lot for a director to work with for this IP.

ba said...

I saw the trailer and now I have "neon bible" stuck in my head, which isn't even that song, but is by far my least favorite arcade fire song.

Also, Spike Jonze? I dunno...and the fact that I saw Rilo Kiley once, and their guitarist had a tattoo of the wild things, makes me worry that hipsters are stealing my childhood for ironic purposes.

Jake said...

I feel like leaving the line "I guess we'll just have to adjust" in the song would've been epic

sara d. reiss said...

want to see.

Timothy Callahan said...

Looks wonderful, but neither Jonze or Eggers seem like plot-conscious guys, so I'm curious to see if the movie works as an actual story. Images, hell yeah! Narrative? We'll see.

neilshyminsky said...

The Arcade Fire apparently don't have any music in the movie, though. But the soundtrack is being co-written by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, so that should be interesting.

finsof72 said...

It'll be interesting to see what Spike Jonze does with this considering the book was only ten sentences long. I know it was in development hell for quite awhile, and it even had to be reshot almost completely because the original version was considered 'too dark.' It was also slated to open right after Ron Howard's 'The Grinch' in 2000.

Whenever I think of Spike Jonze, though, I immediatley think of his ditzy southern cletus-like character from 'Three Kings,' so it's hard to imagine him directing a movie.

James said...

Jill Duffy: Yeah, it sounds like a different version. The verse especially.

Jake: Agreed, I'm not a big fan of the song-edits near the end there. But otherwise this is a perfect trailer, and I have not been this excited about a movie for quite some time.

Mikey said...

Glorious.

A Where The Wild Things Are movie needed to be written by a throughly decent human being, and Eggers certainly qualifies in my book.

And Spike Jonze directed the Sabotage video so he gets a free pass.

scott91777 said...

Mikey,

I agree, From what i've read of Eggers he is able to see the world persistently with a sense of child-like wonder, that is exactly the kind of person needed to write this story.

Mikey said...

Exactly. There's a whole last minute there at the end of the trailer that's entirely running and throwing things. That's Eggers all over.

Plus, the McSweeney's/826 National stuff Eggers has built is just good people, y'know?

Matt Jacobson (formerly Ultimate Matt) said...

Spike Jonze directed two of my all-time favorite movies: Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, so his movies get watched by me no matter what (even if the credit to those goes to Charlie Kaufman more than him).