Oct. is Where the Wild Things Are

Warner Bros. game to coincide with the release of Spike Jonze's book-to-film adaptation, due out for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS.

Back in July 2008, it seemed that Spike Jonze's film adaptation of the 1963 children's book Where the Wild Things Are was going nowhere. It was originally slated for release in October 2008, but Warner Bros. axed the movie from its release schedule after initial screenings reportedly made young viewers cry and flee from the theater. However, following some tweaking, the film was reslated for its current release date: October 16, 2009.

King Max and his anthropomorphic woodland subjects.

With the film situation in hand, Warner Bros.' game division, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, finalized plans for its game adaptation, which GameSpot previewed at last month's Electronic Entertainment Expo. The game will launch alongside the film in October, albeit on an unspecified day, on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS.

Like Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, the action-adventure game of the same name is based on the book's storyline, written by Maurice Sendak. Players control the boy protagonist Max as he runs away from home and sails to the enchanted island of the wild things. The isle is filled with a menagerie of fearsome yet benevolent monsters who crown the boy as the King of All Wild Things. Each behemoth is endowed with unique abilities, which can be used to help Max and the creatures escape the island before it's destroyed.

According to Variety, the Where the Wild Things Are game was originally in development at Brash Entertainment, founded by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, a producer of the upcoming film. However, he bolted from Brash the month before the film-to-game production house shuttered its doors in November 2008. WayForward is developing the DS edition, while Amaze Entertainment is responsible for all other platform versions.

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14 comments
dr-snowman
dr-snowman

this game is probably gonna not sell well but will be better than most movie games

Ruhdezee
Ruhdezee

ill see the movie... the game will fail....

MGSsuperfan
MGSsuperfan

According to Variety, the Where the Wild Things Are game was originally in development at Brash Entertainment, founded by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, a producer of the upcoming film. However, he bolted from Brash the month before the film-to-game production house shuttered its doors in November 2008. WayForward is developing the DS edition, while Amaze Entertainment is responsible for all other platform versions.

alexthemagnum
alexthemagnum

i used to love this book, cant wait for the movie, looks grea

amkalfus
amkalfus

this movie looks good, dunno about the game, but i can't wait to see the movie.

PabloEscobar20
PabloEscobar20

This was one of the weirdest movie trailers i ever seen.

ScionofEntropy
ScionofEntropy

The movie looks good (though that might just be my nostalgia goggles talking), but I don't know about the games. It's hard to be excited for a movie-based game when so many of them end up being mediocre.

NuKkU
NuKkU

Wow really i loved this book when i was a kid but come on.................. really a game..........

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

This is great news. I will be seeing this movie opening day. Stories like this is what media is about. Forget Halo, Gears, and God of War. Sure they are fun but really imagination like the ideas in this story are nothing short of amazing.

cid_007
cid_007

My favorite part of the book/story was the last scene, when the boy had a piece of cake and a glass of milk waiting for him on the nightstand. As a hungry boy, with rationed goodies due to many siblings, I was really envious of that kid's snack (stomach rumbles).

shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

nuh uh the movie looks awesome and just like the book.

liveforever89
liveforever89

The game and the movie looks nothing short of terrible. I might go see the film just to get a good laugh . . .