Ain't It Cool News has been provided with two brand new images from Where the Wild Things Are, which is set for release on October 16, 2009. Click below to enlarge these brand new pictures from the film.

<strong><em>Where the Wild Things Are</em></strong> Image 1

<strong><em>Where the Wild Things Are</em></strong> Image 2

These images came after a lengthy conversation with the film's director Spike Jonze and his editor, Eric Zumbrunnen. Here's a brief excerpt from that interview.

Moriarty: You're about a year out now?

Spike Jonze: Yeah. We just locked picture about three weeks ago, and we'll probably finish all the effects by, like, May or so. Then we mix in May and we have our dates in October, so...

Moriarty: Wow. That's a crazy long process, man.

Spike Jonze: Yeah, it's so long and it's so complicated. When I was writing it, I kind of knew it was complicated, but I kind of just had to be willfully naïve about that to not get bogged down in it. But it's hard. I think by the time we got to Australia and were shooting it, the realities of what we were trying to do set in. And it was just sort of exhausting and insane to be out on these cliffs in southern Australia where there's 60 mph winds, and you've got all these guys in suits, and you've got this little boy who's freezing. We had to abandon locations because of storms, and when the winds would get too high we'd have to evacuate and try to figure out what to do with the rest of the day while waiting for the storms to pass. So it was just total insanity.

CLICK HERE for the full interview with Jonze and Zumbrunnen.

Where the Wild Things Are hits theaters on October 16, 2009.