Friday, 11 January 2008

Where The Wild Things Are...

I have just found out that Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - one of my favorite picture books - is being made into a film directed by Spike Jonze and written by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers, both people who's work I admire greatly...Thus far there have only been 2 stills of the film released, but it looks like a fantasy come true!

I found the following quote about the forthcoming film:
Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative fantasy to life, Jonze leads a team of filmmakers incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation. (courtesy of

If the stills are anything to go by, it looks amazing, but it won't be released in the US until October 3rd this year. That's AGES away! So goodness knows when we will get it on this side of the pond...I will probably forget all about it and have a very pleasant surprise when it comes out!!

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