Just How Many Versions are There of Where The Wild Things Are? Karen O's Seen Many.
For the past couple years, covering Spike Jonze's forthcoming Where The Wild Things Are has simply been the wolf's pajamas, as writers have faithfully chronicled the film's ultra-delayed release date, director-and-production company squabbles and test screenings that apparently scared the bejesus out of small children. It's no surprise, really. There's a ton of grown-up kids out there peeing their pants in anticipation of its eventual release, and we're no exception. Judging by the film's Arcade Fire-y trailer and the creative force behind it all, Wild Things looks like it'll be stunning when it finally does hit theaters.But apparently there are more than a couple versions of this movie. Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, former Jonze lady-friend and co-composer of the film's score, recently told the London Times (perhaps in hyperbole) that she'd seen the flick "13, 14 times, but like 12 different versions of it." It makes you wonder where all these will turn up (NYMag.com predicts a DVD stocked with extras), and how the final cut will actually pan out.