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02.21.08 49 Comments

Chud is reporting that the suits at Warner Bros are so unhappy with Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers’ Where the Wild Things Are that they’re considering a total reshoot.

Yet I’m hearing that just such a massive reshoot is what is on the table right now. And it’s not because of technical issues, unless you want to consider the lead kid actor and the script technical issues. Sources tell me that the suits at Legendary and Warner Bros are not happy with Max Records, the actor playing Max, the mischievous boy who is crowned King of the Wild Things. Worse than that, they don’t like the film’s tone and want to go back to the script drawing board, possibly losing the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers script when they do it. Apparently the film is too weird and ‘too scary,’ and the character of Max is being seen as not likable.

Jesus Christ.  I haven’t seen the movie, but if someone’s doing Where the Wild Things Are, I trust Spike Jonze’s judgement over a movie exec’s – just like if I’m getting brain surgery, I’d rather it be performed by a surgeon than a three-fingered tranny. 

The scary thing is that this wouldn’t be unprecedented for Warner Bros. Just a couple of years ago they scrapped Paul Schrader’s Exorcist prequel and sent Renny Harlin out to remake the thing using the same sets and some of the same actors.

You know what?  I’m sick of this anxiety, so just do it. Fire Jonze, get Bret Ratner on the phone, and change all the dialogue to, "I’m the Wild Thing, bitch!" and I’ll go back to believing the world is too cruel a place for a delicate little flower like me.  *sad trombone*  

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