For those of you who know the history of the film Where The Wild Things Are, you’ll be happy to know that the first trailer for the film has finally been released. The film began shooting in 2006, and in 2008 there were rumours that the film was going to be scrapped altogether. Warner Bros. was not happy with what they saw, but they let director Spike Jonze do reshoots, and all seems to be forgiven now. I’m also happy to see a Spike Jonze film, as it will be 7 years since his last film – Adaptation – was released.
The trailer looks fantastic. Some very cool shots, and I find the special effects to be convincing. October 16th is now circled on my calendar.
Check out the trailer for yourself here and hopefully you’re as impressed as I was!
It could be argued that my friends and I haven’t entirely grown up. Not like society has meant for us, at any rate. Maybe it’s because of that small but inherent sense of childish awe that I’m floored by the trailer of Where the Wild Things Are. Perhaps it’s the trailer itself that harkens this sense of nascent childhood, an early triumph for director Spike Jonze. There’s a feeling of excitement here, of wide-eyed wonder mixed with tentative fear – sensations we last had at a much younger age. And it’s that sense of melancholy, a remembrance of a day when we, now as adults, had few cares and even fewer explanations, that lures us into the world of this film. Plus, it’s got the amazing Arcade Fire soundtrack to guide us through our reminiscence. I can’t wait to be reminded of where the wild things truly are.
Andy B’s Take:
Having followed all the talk about the troubled journey to the big screen that Where The Wild Things Are has taken, I’m with Scotty G in thinking it’s just great that we’ve finally gotten to see a trailer for Spike’s new film. The guy is real visonary and it’s been too long since we’ve had something new from him to dazzle our eyes. The cast for the flick is pretty solid, including the always brilliant Catherine Keener and James Gandolfini as a wild thing. The script comes from both Spike and David Eggers, so it will be interesting to see how they translate a relatively short story into a full-length feature.