I threw out a number yesterday as a guess to how many years it might be until we saw Spike Jonze’s true version of Where The Wild Things Are (picture above from a leaked test shoot). Well circumstances certainly don’t look any brighter today despite an article that appeared in the L.A. Times.
The release date has been pushed still further to October 2009. And the studio offers up a bunch of unconvincing falderall to explain the reshoot:
We’ve given him more money and, even more importantly, more time for him to work on the film,” Horn said. “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.”
Right. Why on Earth would you hire Spike Jonze if you wanted another Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Sea World Adventure?