Spike Jonze is known for making uncomfortable films — I still can't think about the ending of Being John Malkovitch without squirming — but Where The Wild Things Are may be his coldest comfort yet. Major spoilers below...
When Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers set about adapting Where The Wild Things Are into a movie, Maurice Sendak encouraged them to take a free hand and change stuff. But Eggers and Jonze tell us one change made Sendak nervous.
If you had any doubts that Spike Jonze's monsters with a childlike outlook on life would make you melt into a puddle of tears, the latest trailer should seal the deal.
It was one thing when Warners announced that they'd be releasing a Watchmen video game, but a video game based on the movie based on the classic Maurice Sendak book is really taking things to far. For shame, merchandise gods.