Back on the radar

Posted by · 4:35 am · September 6th, 2008

Here’s some happy news. After being put so far on the back burner as to be almost invisible, Spike Jonze’s intriguing adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” has been assigned a release date by Warner Bros.

The film will apparently open on October 16, 2009, which should allow Jonze plenty of time to complete his vision — hopefully unimpeded. (No confirmation yet on whether Karen O is really doing the music.)

I understand the studio’s concerns about audience accessibility, but c’mon — you don’t put Spike Jonze on a project and expect “Charlotte’s Web.” We’re talking about a potential audience that goes way beyond the kid demographic. Let the man’s freak flag fly.

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