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First Look: Where the Wild Things Are One-Sheet


A new poster for the long-in-production and much-anticipated Spike Jonze-directed adaptation of author Maurice Sendak's children's classic Where the Wild Things Are has hit the web.

The movie, which has experienced some lengthy delays, has a release date of October, but its trailer is rumored to appear in front of the upcoming Monsters vs Aliens.

Last September, Sendak gave a rare and heartfelt interview to the New York Times in which he publicly acknowledged his sexuality and mourned his longtime partner. The interview offered some insight into some of the secrets kept in Sendak's own childhood. Said the author, regretfully: "All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew."

Check out the great one-sheet for Where the Wild Things Are, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Wheee! My 4 and 1/2 year old godson, also named Max, looks just like that kid. Boy, is he gonna have a great afternoon at the movies when it comes out! (If it's October, it'll be right around his 5th birthday.)

    Posted by: Dback | Mar 18, 2009 10:28:05 AM

  2. I'm looking forward to this movie. The storybook was one of my favorite as a kid.

    Posted by: lessthan | Mar 18, 2009 11:08:22 AM

  3. I think the big guy goes to my gym. And, yes, he's as gentle as he appears in this poster.

    Posted by: FixItAgainTony | Mar 18, 2009 11:53:49 AM

  4. Oh, I think we know where all the wild things are!

    Posted by: anon | Mar 18, 2009 12:04:49 PM

  5. this thing definitely needs a chest wax -- aestetician please!

    Posted by: David B. | Mar 18, 2009 1:37:05 PM

  6. maurice sendak is eighty years old. He wrote and illustrated my favorite children's book. This isn't gonna happen for me...too afraid it will ruin the memory of the book.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 18, 2009 2:44:13 PM

  7. OMG thats max!!!!! thats my bffs bff, i mean, my bff, whatever. HEY BUT IT'S MAX!!!!! YAY!!!!

    Posted by: Savannah Terp! | Mar 20, 2009 4:03:55 AM

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