Dave Eggers (author of “A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius”) and Spike Jonze (director of “Adaptation” and “Being John Malkovich”) have adapted Maurice Sendak‘s beloved childhood classic, “Where The Wild Things Are” for a live-action film to be released on October 16, 2009; Jonze also directs. God, I loved this book as a kid.
The first trailer debuted today:
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(Watch it in HD at Apple.)
Trivia #1: The song featured in the trailer is, of course, Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up.”
Trivia #2: Interestingly, the credits state that music is by Karen O, of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Trivia #3: Eggers also co-wrote the upcoming film, “Away We Go.”
Trivia #4: 80-year-old Sendak was recently in the news for coming out of the closet after living with his partner, now deceased, for 50 years. He never told his parents: “All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.”