An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler…
“Where the Wild Things Are,” the lovely, whimsical children’s book written by Maurice Sendak, is being adapted into a movie thanks to Spike Jonze. Forest Whitaker, Paul Dano, and Catherine Keener–to name a few–lend their voices to the film. The book itself was an enormous success; it was awarded the Caldecott Medal,the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and was an ALA Notable Book.
I’m curious–and dare I say hopeful–about this movie because it has great potential. Judging from the photographs, it seems that director Spike Jonze has really done a solid job making sure that the movie doesn’t head down the paltry path that many adaptations of books take.
“Where the Wild Things Are” is set to hit theaters October 16th of this year.