Spike Jonze's Wild Things to Be Let Loose in Oct. 2009

Spike Jones will have 20 months to make his studio happy with his big-screen version of Where the Wild Things Are. The highly anticipated movie was originally set for an ’08 release date, but Warner Bros. was reportedly extremely unhappy with the film Mr. Jonze had shot, and a test screening had kids leaving the theater scared, according to Slashfilm (check out the screener comments!). Now the movie won’t hit theaters until Oct. 16, 2009. Apparently the film was… well, a Spike Jonze movie, and not the cute cuddly family fantasy movie Warner Bros. was expecting. There were even rumors that the movie studio was forcing him to reshoot the entire film.

Spike Jonze's Wild Things to Be Let Loose in Oct. 2009