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Where the Wild Things Are video game looking for a new publisher

May 26, 2009 |  3:26 pm

WildThings With five months to go until its release along with the movie, the Where the Wild Things Are video game is still on the hunt for a publisher.

Developer Amaze Entertainment confirmed on its website that it is producing the game, which was among numerous titles in the works at defunct publisher Brash Entertainment when it went out of business late last year. While some of Brash's games, such as ones starring superheroes the Flash and Superman, were early enough in production that their developers canceled them after Brash stopped paying the bills, others, including Six Flags Fun Park and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, were far enough along that they were finished up and released by new publishers.

Amaze, which is owned by Foundation 9 Entertainment, has kept up production on the game since Brash folded and is, in fact, almost done with it in preparation for an October release along with the Spike Jonze-directed film. According to a person familiar with the situation, Foundation 9 is currently in negotiations with several publishers in hopes of finding one to release the game.

One likely candidate known to be in the mix: Warner Bros., which is releasing the "Where the Wild Things Are" movie and could publish the game at the same time through its Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment division. But it's only one of several potential publishers in talks.

A Warner Bros. representative declined to comment.

Only one remaining game on Brash's slate, an adaptation of the recently canceled Fox TV show "Prison Break," is far enough into production that it may still be released.

-- Ben Fritz

Photo: "Where the Wild Things Are." Credit: Warner Bros.

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