ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to Catherine Keener, Max Records, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O’Hara, and Forest Whitaker about director Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, the adaptation of the Maurice Sendak book opening in conventional theaters and IMAX on Friday, October 16th.
The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.