We’re Not Fuggin’ Worthy: Spike Jonze Making A Short Sci-Fi B-Movie

I love me some Spike Jonze. A lot. I love me some Sci-Fi. A lot. I love me some fucking B-Movies. A lot. Smash them together with Arcade Fire? Surely it cannot be, we are not worthy! Apparently Jonze and the band Arcade Fire have been collaborating on a short flick for a while now, and the frontman of said band recently spilled some (righteous) beans.


Pitchfork got a chance to talk with Arcade Fire lead Win Butler, who spilled a few more details about the project:

“It’s not a video. It’s a short film; we’re still working on it. It’s like a science-fiction B-movie companion piece for the record. Basically, we played Spike some music from the album and the first images that came to his mind had the same feeling as this idea for a science fiction film I had when I was younger. My brother and I and Spike wrote it together, which was really fun— it was like total amateur hour. We shot it in Austin and a lot of kids are in the film, and it was great just hanging out with these 15-year-olds for a week and writing down all the funny things they said. It was cool to revert to being a 15-year-old for a little while.”

The idea of Spike Jonze doing anything gets me nerd-gushing, the idea of him making a sci-fi short makes my nerdgasm rocket out with gratuitous ferocity.