Spike Jonze's much anticipated, eagerly awaited, long laboured eponymous adaptation of the classic Maurice Sendack's classic children's book, "Where The Wild Things Are" is finally to be released October 16th.
Jonze and Dave Eggers turned the resonant 10-sentence book into a beautiful coming-of-age fantasy, featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Catherine Keener and Lauren Ambrose, to name a few, and a soundtrack designed by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The magnificent blend of live action and animatronics is filmed using an intimate handheld camera and Max Records, who you may remember as the young Stephen in "The Brothers Bloom" takes on his first big role starring as Max.
Considering all the studio controversy, YouTube leaks, rumours and gossip that's surrounded this movie -- which, to be fair, takes on a book that is close to many, many people's hearts -- a lot of expectations are on the line.
And here's a fun note for the superfans: Girl Skateboards Company, co-founded by Jonze, is set to release limited edition skateboards featuring the movie monsters.
Read more about Spike Jonze and "Where The Wild Things Are" from the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/magazine/06jonze-t.html