We may not necessarily know where the wild things are, but at least now we know what they're going to sound like.
Spike Jonze has recruited an eclectic assortment of vocal talent for his adaptation of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are." According to Variety, the vocal cast will be led by recent Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, Forest Whitaker ("Battlefield Earth"), Catherine O'Hara ("A Mighty Wind"), Tom Noonan ("Manhunter"), Michael Berry and Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro.
In addition, Catherine Keener ("Being John Malkovich") will appear in the live-action segments of the film.
The film is being produced by Warner Bros. and Playtone and co-financed by Legendary Pictures for a 2008 release.
The story, of course, revolves around a boy named Max. In trouble and sent to bed without supper, Max -- clad in a wolf suit -- goes off to magical world populated by giant beasts.
Variety also offered some expanded details on the production process for the innovative film, which was adapted by Jonze with Dave Eggers. Apparently the film will mix live action, animated and puppetry elements. The actors voicing the monsters will also be videotaped and their performances will be integrated into the design of the creature puppets.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times