October 13, 2009
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGENDARY PICTURES ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF WHERE THE WILD
THINGS ARE THE VIDEOGAME
FIRST EVER, INTERACTIVE
EXPERIENCE BASED ON ACCLAIMED STORY AND INSPIRED BY THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
FEATURE FILM FROM DIRECTOR SPIKE JONZE
Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announce the launch of Where the Wild
Things Are the videogame available today on Xbox 360(r) video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment
system, Wii(tm) and Nintendo DS(tm).
For the first time ever, kids can
join the Wild Things in this action-adventure game inspired by the highly
anticipated Warner Bros.
theatrical release from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Village
Roadshow Pictures and based on the best-selling children’s picture book by
In Where the Wild Things Are the
videogame, players assume the role of the rambunctious young Max to 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 these 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 it’s too late.
"Where the Wild Things Are is a
wonderful game for kids, which brings their favorite story and characters to
life with fun adventure game play," said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President,
Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Playing as
the mischievous Max, they can run, jump, climb, fly and swing across the island,
explore its unique environments and team-up with the Wild Things on new
In Where the Wild Things Are the
videogame, the Wild Things test the player at every turn, but they help them
too! Ride a Wild Thing over difficult terrain, gain their assistance when facing
large obstacles, and follow them through fantastic landscapes to uncover the
mysteries of the island. Along the way players discover each Wild Things’ unique
personality and special talents as they interact with them. Players can return
at any time to the Wild Things Village to play a variety of environmental
puzzles, start dirt clod fights and have a rumpus of a good time!
Where the Wild Things Are was
developed for Wii(tm), PLAYSTATION(r)3 and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft by Griptonite Games, and for Nintendo DS(tm) by WayForward.
Where the Wild Things Are the
videogame is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older and is available on Wii for
$39.99, Xbox 360 for $49.99 and PlayStation 3 for $49.99. The Nintendo DS
version is rated "E" for Everyone and is available for $29.99.
About Where the Wild Things Are, in
theaters October 16
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in
association with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, a Playtone/Wild
Things Production of a Spike Jonze film: "Where the Wild Things Are," an
adventure tale for every generation, starring Max Records, Catherine Keener,
Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara
and Forest Whitaker.
"Where the Wild Things Are" is
directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on
the book by Maurice Sendak. It is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John
Carls, Maurice Sendak and Vincent Landay, with Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Bruce
Berman serving as executive producers. The creative team includes director of
photography Lance Acord, production designer K. K. Barrett, editor Eric
Zumbrunnen and editor James Haygood. Music is by Karen O and Carter Burwell.
"Where the Wild Things Are" will be
distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment
Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. Rated PG by the
MPAA for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language.
Soundtrack Album is available on DGC/Interscope Records.