Saturday, January 14, 2006

The wildest minds of my generation

According to this article in Variety Magazine, Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers are teaming up to bring the Maurice Sendak children's favorite, Where the Wild Things Are, to the big screen. Jonze bestowed us with one of my favorite movies, Being John Malkovich, and Dave Eggers penned the novel/memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (which truly is).

Sendak apparently has turned down several attempts to adapt his 338-word children's classic, but told the New York Times last year that "I am in love with [this adaptation]. If Spike and Dave do not do this movie now, I would just as soon not see any version of it ever get made."

So yay.

Posting has obviously been sporadic lately. I'm trying to write 8 pages/day on Bad Company and have just found out I'm going to get the edits for Eyes of Crow around the end of the month, so I need to get a bit ahead of schedule on the writing so I don't fall behind while I'm doing rewrites.

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Am wary.

I'm glad Sendak is on board, that should help; but, it's an incredibly short story to have as a movie. They had to add about an hour and twenty minutes of plot to make "Polar Express" into a full-length feature, they'll have to do the same here.

It's such a classic, we all love it, it's hard not to be wary.

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 1/16/2006 11:36 AM

To quote Chris A.:

Please don't suck.

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 1/16/2006 4:19 PM

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