As we await to see which feature film Harmony Korine shoots this year — he’s deciding between “The Trap” and a new, “Scarecrow“-esque picture he’s recently written — there’s still some stuff in the archives to see the light of day. And one of them may finally surface this year.
Last summer, Korine told Marc Maron about a 20-minute short he made in the early 2000s with acclaimed music video director Chris Cunningham (Björk‘s “All Is Full Of Love,” Aphex Twin‘s “Windowlicker”). Titled “Mitch Poppins,” Korine said it’s about a man with Tourette’s Syndrome whose tic takes the form of breakdancing, and noted that while it wasn’t finished at the time, he was waiting for the moment to release it. And it might soon be arriving.
Chatting with The Guardian, he told the paper “Mitch Poppins” might be released this year…but we’ll see if that’s the case. At any rate, it does seem to be a project on the tip of his tongue at the moment, and it would be a nice surprise to tide over fans in the break between “Spring Breakers” and whatever he cooks up next. So keep an eye out and ear to the ground, because it sounds like Korine has a busy 2016 ahead of him.