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Wild Things dying?

02.21.2008
We had heard little to nothing about WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE until that clip surfaced online a little while ago but now CHUD are reporting that the film is on the verge of dying. Apparently Warner Bros and Legendary are considering whether or not to re-shoot the entire film. "Suits at Legendary and Warner Bros are not happy with Max Records, the actor playing Max, the mischievous boy who is crowned King of the Wild Things. Worse than that, they don't like the film's tone and want to go back to the script drawing board, possibly losing the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers script when they do it. Apparently the film is too weird and 'too scary,' and the character of Max is being seen as not likable". Spike Jonze reportedly has final cut on this thing so he can't be forced to redo everything, but either way firing him and bringing on an entirely new team is possible and not out of the question either. In fact, it isn't even without precedent, given EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING. I can understand that the suits might be worried about having spent $75 million on a quirky art-house flick, but Jesus, don't bring Spike Jonze on if you want a paint-by-numbers kids movie. When you hire that dude you know you're getting some shit that's gonna be out there. Personally, even though the footage we saw was way, way early, I thought it looked brilliant. How do you guys feel about this?
Source: CHUD

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