Last year the Beastie Boys released the incredible "Beastie Boys Book" - telling their story in their words
To celebrate - they did a live 2 man show version of the book - and now that's coming to the big screen
The documentary premieres on the 26th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ seminal 1994 album,Ill Communication. It also continues the storied bond between the rap icons’ and Jonze. Along with the two-man show, Jonze famously directed Beastie Boys’ iconic video for “Sabotage”. They alsocollaborated on an unreleased feature film called We Can Do Thisbased on the late Adam “MCA” Yauch’s alter-ego Nathanial Hornblower.
Ad-Rock and Mike D praised Jonze in a statement, saying,
“There are some friends you have lunch with so many times over the years, you know their order. Spike is one of those friends. And even when you don’t recognize anything on the menu, he comes up with something good for the whole table. Like when we wondered what to do when our book comes out… then Spike placed his order: You will put on a show for the children.”
“I owe Beastie Boys a lot,” Jonze returned. “One time, they pulled me out of a burning ship, and another time they helped me cheat on my college exam to get into Florida State. So, it was a real privilege to get to reunite with them and help them tell their story.
Here a quick example of their previous work together