By Zachary Swickey
The Beastie Boys are at it again. The trio is re-teaming with veteran music video director Spike Jonze to helm the clip for the group’s upcoming single, “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,” which features the unstoppable Santigold as guest rhyme-spitter.
We all know and love Jonze’s throwback video for the Beastie’s “Sabotage,” which featured the boys riffing on the police dramas of the 1970s – mustaches and all. For the second single off their critically acclaimed album Hot Sauce Committee Pt II, it appears Jonze and his crew are looking to have some fun again as the Boys will be portrayed by action figures in a style that is hopefully akin to the Robot Chicken series.
The band has posted a picture of their action figures – donning white parkas with artillery in hand – and it looks like production has already wrapped for the clip. “The video was directed by our esteemed colleague Mr. Spike Jonze. It is an explicit action adventure spectacular. It features action figures of us and yes, they are ACTION figures, NOT dolls!”
No word on when we should expect the video, but there will apparently be short and “epic” length versions for us to enjoy. Jonze is no slouch with epic music videos either. He is one of the grandfathers of the art form. You’d be hard pressed to find a more in-demand video director than Jonze during his heyday, when everyone from Bjork to Tenacious D requested his services. While there were plenty to choose from, here are some favorites from the man who would go on to direct Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are. Read More...