Last year Dave Eggers signed on to write the screenplay for the forthcoming adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Now, with the assistance of director Spike Jonze, he has completed it.
Sendak is a producer on the $100 million project, which is already well into pre-production. He sounds excited.
“I don’t know what to make of it, exactly, but I am so for it,” said Mr. Sendak, 77, speaking by telephone from his home in Ridgefield, Conn. “I am in love with it. If Spike and Dave do not do this movie, now, I would just as soon not see any version of it ever get made.”
Not all fans of the book are optimistic. See, e.g., “Alert the twee police.”