Warners Goes Wild With Spike Jonze

Where The Wild Things Are is a go

Warners Goes Wild With Spike Jonze

by Willow Green |
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Warner Bros has acquired Where The Wild Things Are, the film version of the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak that had been in turnaround at Universal.

The story follows Max, a young boy who wears his wolf suit, behaves badly and is sent to bed without any supper. Once there, he escapes to a forest where he is joined by the monstrous-yet-cuddly wild things for their wild rumpus.

The film is set to be directed by Spike Jonze, based on a script by Jonze and novelist Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius). Author Sendak has said that he is "in love" with their version of the story.

The film is being produced by Tom Hanks' Playtone Pictures, and is expected to be live action with a large helping of CGI. Filming is due to begin later this year, for a tentpole release.

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