Where The Wild Things Are–The Movie
Yes, it’s true. Maurice Sendak‘s beloved children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, has been adapted for the silver screen and is directed by Spike Jonze. Jones and Dave Eggers of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius fame, wrote the screenplay together.
The best thing about the film? The “wild things” appear to be live-action, NOT computer graphics. According to IMDB: “The creatures are being portrayed by actors in 6-8 foot tall costumes, with some additional animatronics, and computer-generated faces. The costumes were created by The Jim Henson Company, who were responsible for the Muppets and Labyrinth creatures.”
It’s slated for release this October.
If you haven’t picked up a copy of this book for your kids yet, do it now. Or, get a copy for yourself and re-live your childhood.
You can view the movie trailer here.