Press Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
BURBANK, Calif. -- In conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated feature film from director Spike Jonze, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announce the WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE videogame will be available on Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo DS in October 2009. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is a Warner Bros. theatrical release from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
In the videogame, players assume the role of the rambunctious young Max and can explore the island of the Wild Things, journey across its dangerous terrain, overcome hazardous obstacles and battle fierce creatures. After landing his boat on the mysterious island of the Wild Things -- Max quickly befriends the fearsome but loveable creatures and becomes "King of All Wild Things." He soon learns that the island is on the brink of destruction and that it's up to him and the Wild Things to work together to find a way to escape to safety before it's too late. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is being developed for Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft by Amaze Entertainment, a Foundation 9 studio, and for Nintendo DS by WayForward.
"WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is one the most beloved children's stories and we are excited to deliver an immersive interactive experience based on and inspired by the feature film from Spike Jonze," said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Through their action-filled adventure, players will team-up with the Wild Things -- each with their own unique skills or special talents -- learn valuable new abilities and work together to find a way to safety."
About WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, in theaters October 16 Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, a Playtone/Wild Things Production of a Spike Jonze film: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, an adventure tale for every generation, starring Catherine Keener, Max Records and Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara and Forest Whitaker.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on the book by Maurice Sendak. It is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls and Vincent Landay, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. The creative team includes director of photography Lance Acord, production designer K. K. Barrett and editor Eric Zumbrunnen. Music is by Karen O and Carter Burwell.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language. Soundtrack Album is available on DGC/Interscope Records.