First Look: Where The Wild Things Are Promo Photo

June 25, 2007
Source: MTV

Where The Wild Things Are

Most of you probably don't even know this movie exists. So today it truly is a first look and a first introduction to one heck of a movie in the works. It's an adaptation of the beloved children's book Where The Wild Things Are, but it gets even better. It's being directed by legendary video music director Spike Jonze as his third full feature (after Being John Malkovich and Adaptation) and will star Forest Whitaker, Catherine Keener, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, among many others. It's worth a glance, as it may catch your eye.

The photo comes compliments of MTV, hence the tag.

Where The Wild Things Are

Although this first image is out and it might make an appearance at Comic-Con, the film isn't set to open in theaters until October 3rd of 2008! So far so good, what do you think?

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Actually, this is absolutely most definitely NOT Jonze's "first full feature". When you realize what his debut actually was, you'll be smacking your forehead pretty dang hard.

jamie on Jun 25, 2007


Yeah, the features he has directed have been bizarre and very innovative, especially in terms of the storytelling, so his adaptation (pun) of this great childrens book will most likely have the surreal and slightly dark tone that the story requires.

Darren on Jun 25, 2007


Oh damn, thanks for pointing out my goof, and you're right, I did slap my forehead! I fixed it and it's all better now. 🙂

Alex Billington on Jun 25, 2007


I'll end up seeing this if for no other reason than the nostalgia factor, and I'd bet I won't be the only one. One of the very first books I was ever read, and a classic to boot.

Vintage Posters on Jun 25, 2007


this looks fucking amazing. that was my all time favorite childhood book.

michael o'cain on Sep 16, 2007


I saw a working print of this movie about 2 weeks ago, it was great! Very raw feeling and not too much CG in it. Best things in the movie are the camera work and the music (not sure of the music was temp but it was good).

Herbert on Dec 9, 2007


Speaking of slapping ourselves in the forehead. I'm a new to the industry film maker. I have always wanted to do something with this book after loving it ever since it was first read to me as a child, I actually managed to find my copy (so glad it never got lost) packed away with other books from when I was a child. I was talking to a friend about how I'd love to see it adapted for the screen, to which I got the reply..... It already is. Wish I got onto it a few years earlier, but sooo excited, bring it on. Can't wait for this to be released and I'm glad it's likely to have a dark feel to it, just like it should 🙂

Brad on Sep 2, 2008


I was amazed to hear of the movie adaptation of my favorite childhood book. This was possibly one of the very first books that I actuallly purchased. Mine was a paperback and bought through Scholastic Books when I was in the first grade. "Where The Wild Things Are", how they make a movie of such a short, simple book defies me, but I willl gladly plop down my hard earned money to see this one. I very rarely have been to the theater to see a movie. Most of the hollywood fodder is just not worth my money. Last movie I saw in a theater was "The Green Mile". I only went to see it because a friend, who hated going to the movies as much as I do, called and insisted that I must go see it. It was moving and profound. I believe Gene hackman won an oscar that year for best supporting actor for a role he played in some movie, when he gave his acceptance speech he stated that he wasn't prepared because he was certain that Michael Clark Duncan would have recieved the honor for his role in "The Green Mile". I agreed with him, and thought it noble that he should make such a remark. I will go see "Where The Wild Things Are" not expecting anyone to give a particularly earth shattering performance. I will go because it will allow me to turn back the clock thirty-seven years. To a time in my life when life was not complicated. To a time in my life when my greatest fear was the wild things hiding under my bed. I will even spring for the extra ten bucks for popcorn and a soda. I wonder if I will be able to get in for a childs admission? The body of a 43 yr old man may walk through those doors, but the heart of a six year old will be filling the seat.

Walter Duke on Oct 8, 2009


soooo freaken cool

adrian on Oct 11, 2009


soooo freaken cool

adrian on Oct 11, 2009


we r gonna see this movie cause is so freaken cool..

damian carol maria brianna on Oct 11, 2009


i loved this book when growing up. it was first written in 1964. i have a 25th edition,hardcover copy. it is in great condition. i have it for sale if,anyone's interested,e-mail me at cannot wait for the movie to come out!

debra on Oct 18, 2009

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