Sunday, February 17, 2008


I first saw something at and then I went here:

These are pictures from Spike Jonzes' upcoming adaptation of the Maurice Sendak childrens story WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. The film isn't set for release till 2009, with no specific date mentioned yet. Production began a while ago...rumor has it that Jonez is battling the studio over the final cut of the film. I loved this book when I was a child and the idea of a filmmaker like Jonze (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH and ADAPTATION) making a film version of a dark children's story like WILD THINGS is just crazy to think about. I am extremely excited for this film to hit theaters.

UPDATED (2/19/08): I just read this at aint-it-cool-news; this is a message from Spike Jonze:
“that was a very early test with the sole purpose of just getting some footage to Ben our vfx (visual effects) supervisor to see if our vfx plan for the faces would work. The clip doesn’t look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours Griffin who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film...Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet. Talk to you later...“ - Spike Jonze


Wayne said...

The pics are fine, but the clip made me very worried for this one. Yes, it's out of context, and the release is a year away, but still...pretty crappy on the whole.

Actionman said...

why did u think it looked crappy? granted, the scene is out of context and that's not the critter's final voice...but I am VERY pleased to see man-in-suit stuff rather than a kid running around with a bunch of CGI creatures.