We've been excited about the film version of Where the Wild Things Are since the trailer first came out. But now there's more buzz... and from genius author Maurice Sendak himself.
Writer and director Spike Jonze on advice from Sendak: "He said from the beginning that you have to make it dangerous, to make something that respects kids and doesn't talk down to them...."
Sendak on the film: "There will be controversy about this. But the film has an entire emotional, spiritual, visual life which is as valid as the book."
Quotes came from this featurette....
I love the book. I love Sendak. I love Jonze. They love each other. They don't talk down to kids. My heart wants to explode. Looking forward to October!