Ain't It Cool has found a clip of the new Spike Jonze feature Where the Wild Things Are. The new fantasy film is an adaptation of the classic Maurice Sendak children's book. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. Click the video below to see a clip of Where the Wild Things Are.
UPDATE! Director Spike Jonze has officially responded to this footage being leaked online, which apparently isn't anything final we'll see onscreen in the finished film.
That was a very early test with the sole purpose of just getting some footage to Ben our vfx (visual effects) supervisor to see if our vfx plan for the faces would work. The clip doesn't look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours Griffin who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film...Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet. Talk to you later... - Spike
Warner Bros. Pictures has scheduled to release Where the Wild Things Are October 3rd.