Spike Jonze Calls 'Wild Things' Clip 'a Very Early Test'


A quick statement (via The Hot Blog) from Spike Jonze passed down from Warner Brothers, regarding the leak of footage from production of Where the Wild Things Are:

“That 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 doesn’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…“


/Film on suggestions that Warner Bros may be unpleased with the progress of the film, in part due to test screenings where audiences complained of Wild Things being “too adult and even too scary for children.”

— Playboy model/unlikely video star Rita G on the mixed reviews for Spike Jonze and Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”: “This video will go over a lot of people’s heads — and it’s supposed to…All the third-graders who come home from school and want to watch videos and snap their fingers and all that, they’re probably gonna think, ‘That video is wack, but that chick got a fat a–.‘ And that’s fine. But people in higher positions, they’re gonna see something different. They’re gonna get it, people who are thinkers.” (MTV)

Tags: , , , ,

Posted by Ted Zee on February 20th 2008 | Home Page | 0 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.