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Warner Bros Raises "Where the Wild Things Are" Budget

Posted: July 12th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Warner Bros Raises "Where the Wild Things Are" BudgetSubmit Comment
LA Times has found out what's going on with "Where the Wild Things Are," the much-anticipated Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book.

The $80 million movie was filmed in the second half of 2006 and was originally slated for release this October, but got pushed back to the fall of 2009. Last week it completely disappeared from the Warner Bros release schedule. The online community just made things worse. Rumors spread that during a research screening last December, kids in the audience were crying from fear.

As a result, Jonze is now retooling the film, using CGI to create more life-like monsters and the studio is behind the plan all the way.

"We've given him more money and, even more importantly, more time for him to work on the film," said Warners chief Alan Horn. "We'd like to find a common ground that represents Spike's vision but still offers a film that really delivers for a broad-based audience. We obviously still have a challenge on our hands. But I wouldn't call it a problem, simply a challenge. No one wants to turn this into a bland, sanitized studio movie. This is a very special piece of material and we're just trying to get it right."

"The jury is still out on this one," continued Horn. "But we remain confident that Spike is going to figure things out and at the end of the day we'll have an artistically compelling movie."

Click here to read more about "Where the Wild Things Are."

Source: LA Times


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