Arcade Fire, Spike Jonze Collaborating On Film, Rep Confirms

Yet-untitled short film is band's second collaboration with 'Where the Wild Things Are' director.

On Thursday, movie blog /Film reported that “Adaptation”/ “Being John Malkovich” director Spike Jonze is working on a “secret film project” with Canadian rock band the Arcade Fire,
which is scheduled to shoot in Austin, Texas, and revolve around a concept of “friends growing apart.”

/Film also wrote that Jonze — who last year collaborated with Kanye West on the short film “We Were Once a Fairytale” — is casting “mostly late-teen actors” for the project, and that it would be another short film. Additional details were not provided.

On Friday (April 9), MTV News reached out to a spokesperson for Jonze, who confirmed pretty much everything in the /Film report but declined to reveal further details, saying, “Spike will be in Austin shooting a short film which is a collaboration with Arcade Fire.”

A spokesperson for the Arcade Fire had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.

The still-untitled short film isn’t the first time Jonze and the Arcade Fire have worked together: last year, the band re-recorded a version of their song “Wake Up” for use in the trailer of Jonze’s most recent feature film, “Where the Wild Things Are.” It’s not known whether the project will be used to promote AF’s upcoming third album, which is reportedly due later this summer.

In a postcard (yes, a postcard) sent to British music mag New Musical Express last month, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler confirmed that the band will be debuting songs from their new album on the summer festival circuit, which includes headlining gigs at the Reading and Leeds festivals and Lollapalooza .