Spike Jonze, director of indie classics Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, teams with novelist Dave Eggers to bring the Maurice Sendak picture book to the screen. It’s a curious film, following the young Max as he flees from his home after a fight with his mother, to the land of the wild things. The creatures are wonderful, with James Goldolfini of The Sopranos superb as the lead beast.
After hearing a year’s worth of speculation that this film might not see the light of day, the new Dave Eggers [McSweeney’s] and Spike Jonze adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s vividly imaginative story Where The Wild Things Are is finally hitting the big screen. And I can’t wait! The subtle use of CGI on the faces makes the creatures even more eerily believable.