Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie Party

A new poster and a few stills from Spike Jonze's magical live-action retelling of the beloved children's book Where The Wild Things Are have surfaced, and they're arrestingly lovely.

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Wild Things Throw A Beachside Beastie PartyS

Say what you will about Jonze - perhaps he is too meta and indie for his own good - but I have faith that this movie will be, above all things, beautiful. Let's hope the translation lives up to the promise of these pictures, because who knows where this man's mind can go with real-life monsters.

Where The Wild Things Are comes out on October 16th.