Warner Bros. has acquired “Where the Wild Things Are” out of turnaround from Universal. Adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic kid’s book, which Spike Jonze will direct from a script he and novelist Dave Eggers penned, is expected to get under way late in the year. Figuring out a way to turn the 338-word “Wild Things” story into a movie has been a long process, with multiple helmers and writers weighing in. Details of the Jonze-Eggers version have been closely held, but pic will be a live-action feature that will likely require a sizable CGI budget.
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