Maurice Sendak reinterpreted by Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers, starring Catherine Keener, with music by Karen O. That is my kind of movie.
See the trailer here or here.
I am quite hopeful about this one -- I'll be first in line to see it in October. It is a risky move, though, taking a classic book with so little text and making it into a feature length film. At the conference I went to last weekend, the keynote speaker, Michael Rosen, mentioned Where The Wild Things Are as a book that even the youngest children can relate to. When Max wants to be where someone loves him most of all, a two-year-old can tell you that is with Mommy.
Unfortunately, I don't remember having this book as a child, but using it in my classroom has shown me the impact that it does have on young children. I had a fleeting idea of doing a monster project earlier this year because of the artwork and stories that were created on the topic. Perhaps it will come up again.
But for now, I can mark October 16th down on my calendar.