Opens Oct. 16
This fall, the wild things are everywhere. There's The Wild Things, Dave Eggers' 300-page, young-adult novelization of Maurice Sendak's children's classic, out Oct. 1, in a fur-bound edition. San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum is currently hosting a major retrospective of Sendak's work. But the wildest thing of all promises to be the live-action version of Sendak's tale, which director Spike Jonze fleshed out into a full-length feature, co-writing the script with Eggers. Of course, Sendak's beloved 338-word picture book needs no embellishment, but since Jonze's narrative expansion has the author-artist's blessing, we expect to want to eat it up.