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Wild Things Hate Robots

Prototype footage of the upcoming Spike Jonze adaptation of the classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are has been leaked online, and there are going to be two camps here: reactionaries screaming that Hollywood has defiled yet another aspect of their youth (a la Transformers), and those who think this looks pretty good.

For the former group, you might want to clamp down on a handkerchief for a few months, since the director assures us this isn’t final footage:

The clip doesn’t look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours, Griffin, who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film…Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the Internet.

But I’m in the “this looks pretty good” camp. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say I think it’s charming. Then again, I’m a sucker for a little boy in a wolf’s outfit debating the merit of robots with a slavering, six-foot monster.

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