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    WB Knows Where the Wild Things Are
    Source: Variety
    January 9, 2006


    Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired Where the Wild Things Are out of turnaround from Universal Pictures, reports Variety.

    The adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, which Spike Jonze will direct from a script he and novelist Dave Eggers wrote, is expected to get underway late in the year.

    Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing, along with Sendak and John Carls.

    Details of the Jonze-Eggers adaptation have been closely held, but the film will be a live-action feature that will likely require a sizable CGI budget, adds the trade.

    Legendary Pictures, which has co-financed last summer's Batman Begins and the upcoming Superman Returns, will likely come aboard as a co-financer for the pic, which Warner Bros. is setting up as a tentpole.
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    I'm optimistic. From the reports I've read this morning Sendak was never really happy with Universals approach, but is quite keen on what Jonze has come up with.



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    • #3
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      Eggers is great and I'm glad Sendak is involved, but the book is so small...does it really need to be a movie? Can't kids just use their imagination any more? And will the movie be too scary for the age group of kids the book is intended for?
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      • #4
        Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

        ^ let's hope it's more The Polar Express and less The Cat In The Hat.
        With names involved in the production, it has great potential.
        "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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        • #5
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          Let's just hope that it's better than Polar Express... I found that movie to be both scary and boring. Scary just because I never wanted to imagine a world in which all adults look like Tom Hanks.
          -Tim

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          • #6
            Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

            Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum
            Let's just hope that it's better than Polar Express... I found that movie to be both scary and boring. Scary just because I never wanted to imagine a world in which all adults look like Tom Hanks.
            I only meant w/ regards to box office potential,
            Domestic: $173,232,358 58.6%+ Overseas: $122,400,000 41.4%= Worldwide: $295,632,358 a quality film would defintely be a bonus for the studio.

            Sorry about your Tom Hanks phobia, it could have been much worse...!
            "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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            • #7
              Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

              It's just like that creepy scene in Being John Malkovich where John Malkovich enters John Malkovich's head...
              -Tim

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              • #8
                Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

                I loved Where the Wild Things Are! I'm interested to see how the movie turns out. SQUEE!
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                • #9
                  Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

                  i like the book, but i'm not sure it needs to be made into a full-length movie. i agree with aliasd, though. people need to learn from the huge mistake that was cat in the hat.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

                    http://www.bobborden.com/diary/images/burtmg.jpg


                    Is this guy in it? He's one wild and crazy thing.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

                      The obvious casting choices for this movie are as follows:

                      Robin Williams. Big, hairy, monstrous, sometimes funny.
                      Leona Helmsley. Big, hairy, monstrous, sometimes dead.
                      Jocelyn Wildenstein. Just do a Google image search, you'll see what I mean.
                      Russell Crowe
                      Naomi Campbell
                      Keven Federline

                      I could keep going, but really, when your list includes Kevin Federline, there's no point in continuing.

                      Universal once had a promising future in animation. This and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats were in development for 2D animation for years, until they gave up. Universal has been giving up a lot lately. Kinda sad, but not too sad, as I was never a huge fan. Hopefully this movie will turn out better than WB's Ant Bully, which is being released this summer.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

                        Dear Lord, please cast this man in this movie. Thanks!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by pixie chick
                          i like the book, but i'm not sure it needs to be made into a full-length movie. i agree with aliasd, though. people need to learn from the huge mistake that was cat in the hat.
                          I agree, while I think that this was a FABULOUS book, I think they'll just ruin it. And ruin what it stood for, for a lot of us.

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                          • #14
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                            I think Mr. Knott's fell asleep at the end of signing his name. Were you there to witness this when he signed the photograph for you?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Where The Wild Things Are at the movies

                              Originally posted by suttytx
                              Dear Lord, please cast this man in this movie. Thanks!

                              Dad?

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