First Photo: Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are [Updated/High Res]

Where The Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things AreThe first photo from Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story Where the Wild Things Are, has been revealed at the New York City Licensing Show. We have now updated the photo with a much better looking high resolution photo thanks to MTV. Click on the photo to enlarge.

We loved this book when we were kids, and I can't think of anyone (other than maybe Spielberg) that we'd rather see making this movie. The cast and voice cast includes: Catherine Keener, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, and Catherine O'Hara.

Below you can also find the official Warner Bros plot synopsis:


Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventures of Max, a head-strong young boy who leaves home after having a fight with his mother — only to find himself in a mysterious forest bordering a vast sea. Misunderstood and rebellious, Max sets sail to the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns.

The adventure film will use a unique process to bring the story to life, incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation. Where the Wild Things Are releases October 3, 2008.