WB Knows Where the Wild Things Are
January 9, 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired Where the Wild Things Are out of turnaround from Universal Pictures, reports Variety.
The adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, which Spike Jonze will direct from a script he and novelist Dave Eggers wrote, is expected to get underway late in the year.
Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing, along with Sendak and John Carls.
Details of the Jonze-Eggers adaptation have been closely held, but the film will be a live-action feature that will likely require a sizable CGI budget, adds the trade.
Legendary Pictures, which has co-financed last summer's Batman Begins and the upcoming Superman Returns, will likely come aboard as a co-financer for the pic, which Warner Bros. is setting up as a tentpole.