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07 April 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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From the pitch-perfect teaser trailer to the character reveals on skateboards, the marketing for Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are just hasn’t put a hairy, clawed foot wrong thus far. And today that hot streak continued with the launch of a new poster for the movie.

As you can see, it’s a sort-of glimpse at Carol, the de facto leader of the Wild Things (voiced by James Gandolfini, furry suit by The Jim Henson Company, CG face by Framestore CFC), hiding behind a tree that he’s scratched with his claws. And it’s absolutely spot-on in evoking a scary, yet wistful, tone that should sum up Jonze’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s book.

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Simply put, we cannot wait for this movie, which opens on October 16. Cannot. Wait.

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RE: dark.
Just watched the teaser trailer and it installed the feeling in my stomach I used to get as a kid when reading the book. I even phoned my mum and asked her if she kept any of my books as I wanna re-read it!! I didnt realise how instrumental it was in the development of my imagination as a child (until I saw the trailer and it jogged all those feelings and memories into gear) and i'm very fooking excited to say least. More

Posted by benbob at 16:29 on 09 April 2009 | Report This Post

RE: dark.
"Simply put, we cannot wait for this movie, which opens on October 16. Cannot. Wait" This is yet another case of the Empire writers hyping a mildly interesting movie to death with their over enthusiastic 'OMG Greatest movie EVA!!!' articles We may as well be reading some fourteen year olds personal blog for movie news nowdays, the journalistic integrity on display would be about the same More

Posted by Drew_231 at 15:45 on 08 April 2009 | Report This Post

RE: dark.
L: staypuft2 i sure hope this is scary for kids and in general. kids need a film to give them nightmares. it's healthy... maybe. esus do you have kids?  I like a full night of sleep thank you. More

Posted by morg1138 at 07:24 on 08 April 2009 | Report This Post

i sure hope this is scary for kids and in general. kids need a film to give them nightmares. it's healthy... maybe. More

Posted by staypuft2 at 02:26 on 08 April 2009 | Report This Post

The tree to the right of Carol, does it have a bite taken out or is it a mouth? More

Posted by bagrot1 at 15:57 on 07 April 2009 | Report This Post

looks suspiciously like he's been caught taking a leak More

Posted by charlesmoonshrub at 15:43 on 07 April 2009 | Report This Post

The photography reminds me of Burton's 'Big Fish'. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 14:34 on 07 April 2009 | Report This Post

I really hope this film isn't too dark. My seven year old loves the books and I want to take him to see it without having the shit scared out of him More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:01 on 07 April 2009 | Report This Post

I sorely hope so... there are so many good ones out there! And this looks to be no exception... really excited. The trailers look brilliant too! More

Posted by moneymouth77 at 13:12 on 07 April 2009 | Report This Post

The more I see of this film, the more interested I am. With this and Coraline both coming this year, does this mean the 'dark' kids' film is back? More

Posted by rayhiggins at 13:05 on 07 April 2009 | Report This Post

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