Thursday, February 21, 2008

Where the Wild Things Are FX Test Footage

What we've got here is some leaked (internet speak for: most likely stolen) special effects test footage from Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) and Dave Eggers' ( A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What is the What?) adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. It's a rough but charming bit of sweetness. Still, you might not want to get too attached to anything you see here, as rumors are swirling that Warner Bros (the studio footing the bill) heard about a couple of kids crying at a test screening and are now debating a major re-tooling (Hollywood speak for: new effects, new cast, new director, new script). Like that chatty neighbor that talks about things he/she actually knows little about, as the rumors pour in, we'll keep you posted. Until then, enjoy this: