Friday, July 11, 2008

Warner's Talks Where The Wild Things Are

LA Times writer Patrick Goldstein's recently talked about the Spike Jones adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are on his blog, before there were rumors of reshoots, Warner's not happy with the kid, and hiring somebody else to re shoot the film to make it kids friendly. Well Patrick Goldstein got to talk to Warner's Brothers about the project and they had this to say:
We've given him more money and, even more importantly, more time for him to work on the film. We'd like to find a common ground that represents Spike's vision but still offers a film that really delivers for a broad-based audience. We obviously still have a challenge on our hands. But I wouldn't call it a problem, simply a challenge. No one wants to turn this into a bland, sanitized studio movie. This is a very special piece of material and we're just trying to get it right.

This is a great move on Warner's part to show faith in the director to bring his vision to the screen as this will be an instant classic.