Wednesday, March 25, 2009

where the indie things are

the internet is abuzz with the debut of the trailer for Spike Jonze's troubled Where the Wild Things Are adaptation:

the well-publicized problems on the production included wholesale reshoots and literally changing the way that the monsters were portrayed. the trailer doesn't give up much on details, other than Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs being credited for the music. Jonze seems to be going for some indie cred here (along with the Arcade Fire song playing underneath the trailer), but he might end up misfiring considering he's adapting a children's book. the ten sentence book by Maurice Sendak has been in development hell for years, with Disney taking a crack at it (admittedly, only a test) with a combination of computer generated environments and cel character animation with John Lasseter back in the 80s:

only time will tell if its all been worth it. $115 million dollars worth it.

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