Monday, February 18, 2008

"Let the wild rumpus start."


How can this not be great? Spike Jonze directing...Dave Eggers writing...
[link] The movie is an adaptation of the classic Maurice Sendak picture book and combines live action and CGI animation. The puppets were created by Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop.

Produced by Tom Hanks and directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Catherine Keener as the mother and James Gandolfini, Angus Sampson, Benicio Del Toro and Forest Whitaker as the Wild Things.

The adventure film uses a unique process to bring the story to life, incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation.

There's another still at the link above, but if you go to this post at "I Watch Stuff" you'll find (continually updating) links in the comments to the leaked screen test clip this picture comes from. It's NOT the kid from final casting and it's not Tony Soprano's voice, but it's a taste...

7 comments:

Smitty said...

This is my favorite book to read Smitty Jr. And it is one of his favorites. Though I have read it to him every single night for the past year, I'm not tired of it and he keeps asking for it. I can't wait.

angie said...

I don't know this story. But I LOVE, LOVE Dave Eggers.

Smitty, how old is Smitty Jr?

Mr Furious said...

It's "Where the Wild Things Are" Ang, the title of my post is just a quote from the story.

I HAVE to assume you know THAT book...

angie said...

I wondered if it was that book...Yes, that's on Nater's shelf. Though he hasn't quite taken to it yet. Except for "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus" he's still more into board books like Moo, ba, lalala.

Deb said...

It looks breathtakingly beautiful.

We have a kid's bookstore in Minneapolis named "Wild Rumpus". I grin every time I see it. I can't wait until my son is old enough to enjoy that book.

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Rickey Henderson said...

Spike Jonze + Sendak = awesome. This cannot come out soon enough for Rickey.