Look out, Max, you may have met your match: Variety's Michael Fleming reports that Spike Jonze will adapt a live-action version of the beloved Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Published in 1963, 'Wild Things' is the Caldecott Medal-winning story of Max, a mischievous boy who is sent to bed without supper. In his room, Max uses his imagination to conjure up a forest populated by the wild things, exotic monsters who embrace Max as their ruler." That sounds just like Spike and Hollywood.

Tom Hanks and his production company, Playtone, are among the producers, and Hanks has just finished shooting the movie, The Polar Express, which is based on the luminous children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.

American Masters on Maurice Sendak. Gothamist on Spike Jonze's videos.