Wow, I am definitely getting some Henson nostalgia here. This is all I want to see for the rest of my life.
so, i'm not the only one whose jaw dropped?
the original story is a children's story, but one that even adults can enjoy. it's a timeless story. can't wait for this.
Heh. Whose going to feed the troll? ^^^^^^^^^
I think there is a conscious effort to do something along the lines of Labyrinth or Dark Crystal, or Never Ending Story. That sort of vibe is what I'm getting, although it is very 21st century too, the hand-held photography is very nice for the mood here.
HD Link is now up: http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/
John, last I'd heard both parties had come to some sort of agreement, and that the 'kerfuffle' wasn't as blown up as the web-rumours. Or at least that was the official line - if you are paranoid.
It certainly seems from this trailer that it is warm and fuzzy with and undercurrent of dark. Sounds like the right place for the story.
I get a major 'classic Henson' vibe from the creatures and that is GOOD.
The original rumours going around was a battle between the studio and Jonze as to how dark the movie was turning out. I'm not sure where that ended up.
Jonas - I'm not sure at the target audience for the original material but as with anything else if it's really good, it'll appeal to both adults and children.
I'm not familiar at all with the source material but that looked damn spiffy.
Is this aimed at kids or adults (or both)?