You’d think that a video full of Jacko iconography would seem a little “been there done that,” but evidently Fall Out Boy is going to take that route for their video for the band’s cover of “Beat It,” which entered the Hot 100′s top 20 last week. Not that I can remember which Michael Jackson videos feature jump-roping girls and sumo wrestlers.
With Fall Out Boy’s cover of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” a top iTunes hit, and the group’s Pete Wentz saying they’ll make a video to go along with it, lots of people are wondering what the video will be like. Well, we get word that the group’s going all out — with an homage to the former King of Pop’s library of past videos.
Casting was in full swing last week for a bunch of familiar-sounding figures, including various dancers, jump-roping girls, sumo wrestlers, nerds and “a hot Puerto Rican girl.”
It sounds like too much of a casserole, frankly, so we propose a clip based on one specific Michael Jackson video, namely “Leave Me Alone.” The band would cruise through a cavernous underwater museum full of paparazzi, rhinoplasty exhibits, childhood photos of the Simpson clan, and a dancing Ryan Cabrera before FOB is shot out of what’s revealed to be Ashlee Simpson’s crotch. The defiant Ashlee would then rise and shake off the imprisoning rollercoaster track while the band–joined by a pet monkey–flies off into the sky.
Pete Wentz and Fall Out Boy Readies Video Homage to Michael Jackson Classics [National Ledger Via Absolute Punk]