COMIC-CON 09: WILD THINGS to debut big – IMAX big

Kate Erbland

July 22nd, 2009


There's the very, very slight possibility that just about everyone here at GATW is pretty jazzed about Spike Jonze's WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. I'm not confirming nor denying the excitement level that consumes us when WILD THINGS news breaks, but I think the fact that our fearless Whale just so happens to have a WTWTA tattoo might give you an idea of how we feel about this film. We feel really good about this film. I consider the October 16 release date, just 12 days before my birthday, a personal gift. I'm even thinking about making this next anniversary of the arrival of Kate on planet Earth an old school pizza-and-movie outing (as I once did for BRIDE OF CHUCKY, don't judge me).

Well, it looks like I will have to tweak my invitations to include a new detail, just announced at Comic-Con today - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE will be released in IMAX the same day it hits regular theaters. That's right, no lag time, no weighing the pros and cons of seeing it on a regular screen to kill the craving before it hits the big 'uns, just straight into the awesome.

Film School Rejects does sagely point out that "there is no word on whether any of WILD THINGS was actually shot in IMAX — our guess is that it wasn’t. So instead of having scenes that were meant for the extra-big screen (a la THE DARK KNIGHT or TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN), the film will simply be the regular version blown up on a 65′ tall screen." But they're not complaining, and neither am I.

Source Film School Rejects

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  • Lizrox!

    I'll be there in my monster costume! LOL

  • Lizrox!

    I'll be there in my monster costume! LOL

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