UPDATE: Sorry, the powers-that-be pulled the plug! I hope a bunch of you got to see it!
UPDATE 2: Let’s try this again folks!
A possible new scene from the upcoming ‘Where The Wild Things Are‘ movie has surfaced, and I guess Warner Bros. doesn’t want anyone to see it yet, obviously because they don’t want the surprise ruined. But here it is anyway, because I was totally intrigued by it! The clip looks very much like a Spoke Jonze film, but it certainly doesn’t look like a kids movie. If anything, this looks like a movie that adults are going to relate to through their memories of the book.
One weird part is that the “Thing” you see there is supposed to be Jams Gandolfini’s voice, but it’s definitely not. My guess is that they dubbed in someone else’s voice just to get the mouth parts animated. For those who don’t know, the bodies are real, giant costumes, while the faces (and I’m guessing tails) are computer generated. It’s an ambitious project, and I’ve heard the script is amazing, but sadly the movie has so much work left that it’s not coming out till 2009. A real bummer, but something to look forward to for sure.
Here’s what Spike had to say about the clip:
â€œThat was a very early test with the sole purpose of just getting some footage to Ben our vfx (visual effects) supervisor to see if our vfx plan for the faces would work. The clip doesnâ€™t look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours Griffin who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film…Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet. Talk to you later…â€œ – Spike Jonze
Well that explains it!