London– July 20, 2009– In conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated feature film from director Spike Jonze, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Legendary Pictures announce the Where the Wild Things Are videogame will be available on Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS in November 2009. Where the Wild Things Are is a Warner Bros. theatrical release from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The UK movie release is set for 11th December 2009.
In the videogame, players assume the role of the rambunctious young Max and can 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 the 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 being developed for the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by Amaze Entertainment, a Foundation 9 studio, and for the Nintendo DS by WayForward.
“Where the Wild Things Are is a beloved children’s stories and we are excited to deliver an immersive interactive experience based on and inspired by the feature film from Spike Jonze,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.“Through their action-filled adventure, players will team-up with the Wild Things– each with their own unique skills or special talents– learn valuable new abilities and work together to find a way to safety.”
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About Where the Wild Things Are
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 Catherine Keener, Max Records and 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, Maurice Sendak, John Carls 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 and editor Eric Zumbrunnen. 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.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About Amaze Entertainment
Amaze Entertainment is a videogame development company which focuses on top-tier licensed games based on movie franchises, comicseries, and original titles for established videogame franchises.
Wholly owned by Foundation 9 Entertainment, Amaze draws from eight sibling studios with 800+ collective staff offering its partners exceptional scalability. Amaze has shipped more than 100 games in its ten-year history, selling nearly 40 million units.
WayForward is an independent game developer located in Southern California. For the past 18 years WayForward has specialized in developing commercially successful and critically acclaimed products for multiple platforms including the Nintendo DS, and Nintendo Wii.