Wes Anderson is the latest big-name director to jump on the branded content train.
We haven't seen any films from the likes of Spike Jonze, David O. Russell, or Wes Anderson this year, but now we've got commercials helmed by all three. This morning, indie lovers were treated to a little gift from H&M in the form of a three-and-a-half-minute short film from The Grand Budapest Hotel director himself.
Come Together has all the staples of a great Wes Anderson film—impeccable symmetry, windows, lavishly decorated sets, Adrien Brody on a train—and even delivers a little bit of the feels, just in time for Christmas.
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This certainly isn't the first time the director has lent his unique vision to marketing. Anderson has directed a number of commercials for big name brands like Prada, AT&T, Hyundai, Stella Artois, American Express, SoftBank, and others.
Of course, commercials are all fine and dandy (and especially appropriate within this three-day window of Black Friday and Cyber Monday), but all we want for Christmas is more information about Anderson's next feature. The currently untitled project will mark Anderson's much-awaited return to the world of stop-motion animation since 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox, which centered around the lives of various woodland creatures. All we know about the plot of the 2018 planned release is that it has something to do with dogs. Oh, and it stars Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Jeff Goldblum.