Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

While watching Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince last night with Leah I also saw the trailer for the upcoming October release of the hotly anticipated Where The Wild Things Are. Brought to life over the last eight years by director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) the film is based on the 1963 classic children's book of the same name, written by Maurice Sendak. While bringing such an iconic book to the big screen has been apparently both controversial and grueling for Jonze, the film itself looks magical. The story centres around Max, a young boy who acts out when his mother has her boyfriend over and is therefore sent to bed without his dinner. Max then creates his own world of escape, a land dominated by the Wild Things, who crown him as their ruler. I haven't read the book but you can be sure I will be doing so now, and before the movie is released! 

Watch the amazing trailer here

The song featured, which I have been listening to all morning, is Wake Up by Arcade Fire (hello, great Canadian band). 

Inside all of us is hope

(Photos via IMDb)


  1. I recently saw the preview as well and can't wait to see it! It was one of my favourite books when I was little...I think my mom got tired of reading it to me! lol

  2. I saw the preview a few months ago and was overjoyed! This was my all time fave book when I was little. I so wanted to be like Max! I cannot wait to see it, too bad it's not in 3D.

    B :)

  3. Funnily enough, I was showing the trailer to kids and teachers today at Summer School! Looks fabulous, which is very hard to do with a kid's book, and the music is great.


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