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Michel Gondry and Björk Plot “Scientific Musical”


Early last month, we rhetorically asked, “What are Michel Gondry and Björk building in there?” A question inspired by an exciting, yet über-cryptic, tidbit in an Entertainment Weekly Q&A with the French director. All we honestly knew at the time was that — as Gondry offered — “it’s very undefined, so it’s hard to give more precision.”

The Playlist caught up with the director/writer/genius at SXSW this week, however, and wrangled another choice quote from the man for us to obsess over. Now the project sounds a tad more, um, defined: “We have a very ambitious project, a sort of scientific musical,” said Gondry. “[It’s a movie], but maybe more for museums. Like a 40 minute IMAX project in 3D.”

That rules out an Icelandic venture capital endeavor, Science of Sleep sequel, or Björk cameo in The Green Hornet, sure, but a “scientific musical” is a better fit for the pair behind such profound prior work in the music video genre, I’d say.