Friday, March 27, 2009
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a children's picture book originally written in 1963 and published by Harper & Row. The book is about the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is punished for making mischief by being sent to his room without supper. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the wild things. Although just ten sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a classic of American illustrated children's literature.
Spike Jonze is in charge of bringing this childhood classic to life.
The cast includes Catherine Keener, Max Records, James Gandolfini, Angus Sampson, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara and Paul Dano.
I loved this story as a child and cannot wait to see it through the eyes of the visionary director.
Out in France on the 14th of October 2009.