The idea of a live action movie of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are seemed, at first, to be a completely wrong idea. Something so wonderful, so magical, so keyed in to my childhood couldn't possibly be made into a movie. Could it?
I've just watched the trailer from the forthcoming Dave Eggers written, Spike Jonze directed film. It looks amazing. There's a moment in the first few seconds when the mind tries to reject the images as silly and wrong, but then the emotion of the thing kicks in and I found myself going with it. One to watch out for.