Published Jun 19, 2009Where the Wild Things Are screenplay writer Dave Eggers just raised the bar a little more for his novelization of the hotly anticipated Spike Jonze film. As the McSweeney's newsletter points out, the author is releasing a special edition of the Wild Things book that will feature a furry dust jacket. But rest easy animal lovers, it's faux fur.
The 300-page novel by Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity) will coincide with the film's release in October and will include a limited run of the aptly named "fur edition."
Jonze's film version of Where the Wild Things Are, which is based on Maurice Sendak's children's story, has been marred by setbacks, including being deemed too scary for children attending initial test screenings. Up until recently, film websites and blogs have been rapidly spreading rumours about the film being shelved by Warner Bros. The Jonze adapation, which cost over $80 million to make, is now slated for an October 19 release (presumably to tie-in with Halloween).
If you're itching to score a copy of the fur edition, you can pre-order one here.