Spike Jonze Promises That ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Won’t Be the New ‘Chinese Democracy’


Presumably compelled by this morning's leak of Chinese Democracy, Spike Jonze has granted a gargantuan interview to Ain't It Cool News in which he assures us that his oft-delayed opus, Where the Wild Things Are, is also still on track to actually come out someday. Apparently editing on the movie was completed three weeks ago, and all special effects should be finished by May, probably just in time for lots more problems to pop up before the movie's planned October 16 release. Karen O is still writing the film's score, and Billy Bob Thornton, Jonze says, will provide the voice for one of the Wild Things. Also, on the rumored pants-crappings at test screenings: "From the beginning, I told the studio, 'I don't think this is gonna be a movie for four-year-olds,'" says Spike. "And I think they said 'Oh, okay,' but I think that when they saw it, that's another … you know, that's something else … It's sort of like they were expecting a boy and I gave birth to a girl. So they just needed their time to sort that out and figure out how they were going to learn to love their new daughter." This movie will never be released.

Moriarty Sits Down With Spike Jonze For Huge Unfettered WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Interview [Ain't It Cool News]

Earlier: Which Will Come Out First: ‘Chinese Democracy’ or ‘Where the Wild Things Are’?