Spike Jonze On That Clip

On Where The Wild Things Are leak

Many of you will know that there's been a clip doing the internet rounds recently, claiming to be from Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are. We didn't post anything on it because it didn't look like the finished thing to us, mainly because the boy in it was clearly not the same as the one in the only official shot released so far. Spike Jonze has now released an official statement on the leaked footage. We believe this statement was released through Warner Bros, since we can find no other original source. Please correct us if it came from somewhere else and we will credit. He said:

"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 actual film…Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet. Talk to you later…"

We're very glad to hear that, since the clip seemed quite disjointed, if charming. It's a real shame that this film keeps getting pushed back and that we now have to wait until 2009 to see it. We've always expected something weird but brilliant from the team involved and we hope we get to see that. We hope that these delays mean the film's being perfected and not that it's in dire trouble.