Popular Canadian alternative band Arcade Fire are working with film director Spike Jonze, reports NME.com.
Jonze, who used the band’s song “Wake Up” in his 2009 film Where The Wild Things Are, is said to be casting the film in Austin, TX.
The filmmaker’s spokesperson confirmed with MTV News that the project was definitely a-go, saying, “Spike will be in Austin shooting a short film which is a collaboration with Arcade Fire.”
There is talk that the project is about friends who grow apart and that it is going to be a short film, but these things have not been confirmed.
Arcade Fire is set to release a new album soon, and they are due to premiere it during their headline appearance at this August’s Reading And Leeds Festivals.
Karen O and Carter Burwell’s Where the Wild Things Are, Brian Eno’s The Lovely Bones and T Bone Burnett and Stephen Bruton’s Crazy Heart have all been ruled ineligible for the award. While the reason why Karen O and Carter Burwell’s popular Wild Things work was disqualified has not been confirmed, the Academy rulebook states that scores “assembled from the music of more than one composer shall not be eligible.” A similar ruling blocked last year’s The Dark Knight score, composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, from consideration, even though it went on to win Best Score at the Grammys.
Crazy Heart, a movie about an aging country musician and starring Jeff Bridges, is also likely disqualified for the Academy’s collaborative score rule; Fox Searchlight reportedly did not even list the score as a “for your consideration” on Crazy Heart‘s Oscar screeners. The film’s score was honoured by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association as the best score of the year.
If you were ever a child, there’s only one thing you are waiting for this year: Where the Wild Things Are.
Since author Maurice Sendak okayed the plans for the first feature film of his beloved children’s picture book, the world has been waiting with bated breath for a sneak peek. A trailer has been circulating all summer, but just last week Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) revealed details for her original score and hand-picked soundtrack.
Dubbing her and her musical posse Karen O and the Kids, the soundtrack is brimming with all-star guests. For readability’s sake, here’s a list:
Fans of the 1963 Maurice Sednak classic children’s book are in for a treat this fall. Warner Bros. has just announced a Where the Wild Things Are video game to coincide with the feature film release. The movie adaptation is directed by Spike Jonze and releases on October 16, 2009. Expect the game to launch sometime around then.
In the video game, players assume the role of the rambunctious young Max and can explore the island of the Wild Things, journey across its dangerous terrain, overcome hazardous obstacles and battle fierce creatures. “Through their action-filled adventure, players will team-up with the Wild Things – each with their own unique skills or special talents – learn valuable new abilities and work together to find a way to safety, ” said Samantha Ryan, senior vice president, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Where the Wild Things Are is being developed for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 by Amaze Entertainment, a Foundation 9 studio, and for Nintendo DS by WayForward.