I don’t know how to respond to this alleged clip from Spike Jonze‘s Where The Wild Things Are, which won’t be out until 2009 (according to the IMDB).
Could it be legit? If so, I’m 90% committed to running the other way when this film comes out. A live action piece with bipeds in big animal costumes voiced by name actors (Forest Whitaker, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Lauren Ambrose)?
The clip shows a guy in a big Cheshire Cat costume talking to a kid in a white animal outfit, and then asking to be hit in the stomach with a stick. (I thought it was going to be a Harry Houdini scene with the kid hitting the cat when he’s not ready, but no.) Jonze is a respected, very sharp, avant garde-meets-commercial director but c’mon….this?
Co-produced by Legendary Pictures, Playtone and Warner Bros. and co-written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, Where The Wild Things Are is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak‘s classic children’s bok.