Monday, January 19, 2009

First Look at Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are

The Girl Skate Company, which was co-founded by Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze, has posted a promo photo from the film and this first look at skateboard series that include photos of the monsters in the movie.

Max Records plays Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, who creates his own world — a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler. The cast also includes Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, and Forest Whitaker.

Based on Maurice Sendak's classic book, the Warner Bros. release hits theaters on October 16, 2009.

I loved and adored the book when I was a kid. I'm really happy they made the monsters look exactly like they were in the book and I'm excited to see how this turns out. This could be a huge flop for director Jonze and Warner Bros. or this could actually end up good. I hope the film turns out great and I cant wait to see more of it.


Mitch Harper said...

Like you Farzan I loved the book as well. I have this feeling the movie won't be that great but will have this cult following to make it seem like its better than it actually is.

Jaccstev said...

Sendak's work has always been darker and more multi-layered than the average children's literature. From what my guess is they filmed this movie with the intention to make it accessible to all audiences but along the way they realized "damn, this is one dark story". I can't imagine how hard it is to find the right balance and tone in this story on the big screen. I applaud the studio for hiring someone like Spike Jonze, and I just hope whatever version is finally released is the one Spike Jonze wants us to see and not the studio.