In addition to the new movie, the classic book will also receive a video game adaptation.
Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that they will release a videogame based on the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, to accompany the upcoming release of the new Spike Jonze film.
Players will control young Max in an action adventure through the island of the Wild Things, avoiding dangerous terrain and attempting to overcome many obstacles. During this adventure Max will befriend many of the famous monsters from the original story, finding a way to escape while saving the island from imminent destruction.
Console versions are being developed by Amaze Entertainment, while the DS version is being developed by WayForward. Where the Wild Things Are will be released in October 2009.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGENDARY PICTURES PRESENT WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Action-Adventure Videogame Inspired by Spike Jonze’s Upcoming Film
BURBANK, Calif. – July 20, 2009 – 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 its 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."