Spike Jonze directing Beastie Boys video with action figures
While it doesn’t seem like director Spike Jonze has any intentions of returning to the big screen anytime soon (although he is working on a new project - a Charlie Kaufman collaboration), we are still getting quite a good amount of output from the auteur.
SCENES FROM THE SUBURBS recently had its online premiere, and he’s also seen the release of short films like the masterpiece that is I’M HERE, or music videos like his video for the LCD Soundsystem track, “Drunk Girls.” Now it’s the Beastie Boys turn.
That’s right, according to Pitchfork (via The Playlist), Jonze will be helming a video for the group’s song, “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,” off their Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 record. With videos for songs like “Sabotage” in the pairs collaboration history, this is definitely an interesting project. Apparently it will be “an explicit action adventure spectacular…it features figures of us [Beastie Boys]…and yeas they are ACTION figures, not dolls!”
The track itself is really entertaining, featuring help from Santigold, so it will be rather interesting to see what Jonze can come up with for a video for this track. I love the song and everyone involved, so here’s to hoping the potential can be lived up to.
What do you think?
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