June 16, 2009

Going wild

I have been really looking forward to the upcoming (October) 'Where the Wild Things Are.' As most do, I have very fond memories of this book, both from my childhood and from reading it with some of my favorite babysitting kids. The announcement of a collaborative adaptation from dormant-for-much-too-long Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers literally gave me chills. Then, the trailer was revealed and I might have done a little tearing up. Check it out for yourself (this is the only embeddable version I could find - the actual preview begins at :26):



Now (thank you Entertainment Weekly!), come to find out that Dave Eggers is releasing a "tie-in" novel to the classic children's tale, also due out in November. I've been getting more into the updates-to-classic-books thing lately (See: March, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, etc.), and this one might take the cake.

What do you think? Is this beyond exciting, or is it blasphemy?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

CooooooL! Thanks for posting the WtWTA trailer.

-Aaron

heather said...

the mcsweeney's tie-in is fuzzy! it's super neat looking.

My Irish is Up said...

The trailer looks like a weekend for Michael at his "Oma's" house!