Big news today…
I’ve learnt today that Spike Jonze, the director of ingenious music videos (Bjork, Beastie Boys, Chemical Brothers, Tenacious D), visionary adverts and, above all, films like Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, comes with the film adaptation of one of the most legendary, unique and powerful picture books ever conceived Where The Wild Things Are (first published in 1963). Apparently, Spike Jonze was asked by Mr Maurice Sendak (the author of the picture book) himself, to direct this film and it looks like we’re here for a treat.
If you don’t know Where The Wild Things Are, don’t look for it in electronic form. Dig it out on Amazon, or in good bookstores, buy it, read it. (It’s exactly 10 sentences long, revealing the subconscious, the imaginary and the wild side of the child in all of us).
I don’t know what the film will do to those who don’t know the original picture book, but…… here’s the trailer: