Spike Jonze Picks Up Light Boxes

With Ray Tintori directing

Spike Jonze Picks Up Light Boxes

by Phil de Semlyen |
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Spike Jonze may be busy putting the finishing touches on Where The Wild Things Are but he's found time to nip out of the post-production studio to pick up the rights to novel Light Boxes.

Light Boxes, the debut novel by New York writer Shane Jones, has a quirky, surreal, Jonze-ian feel: it's set in a town beseiged by a malevolent godlike being called February, which, like its calendar namesake, pitches the place into perpetual winter, and has as its protagonist a balloonist called Thaddeus. Think Alice In Wonderland meets The Road with a script draft by Michael Fish.**

Light Boxes **sees Jonze returns to bean-counting duties as producer, with Ray Tintori (Death To The Tinman) directing. Like Jonze, Tintori cut his teeth making music videos, with promos for MGMT, The Killers and Chairlift on his CV.

No word yet on the setting for Light Boxes' wintry city (although if they chucked in a swine-flu subplot, London might be an idea).

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