Wes Anderson is back, dawg!
We first got wind of Wes Anderson's next movie all the way back in December of last year, when he personally made the announcement through a fundraising video supporting the Film Foundation, a film preservation organization started by Martin Scorsese. Next, we were treated to an incredible poster boasting the names of his usual, insanely talented casts. Now, we finally have a trailer.
Isle of Dogs marks Anderson's much-anticipated return to stop-motion animation. Among the canon of Anderson's immensely beautiful and impressive films, Fantastic Mr. Fox can often be overlooked. It is truly one of the directors most gorgeous films, however, and Isle of Dogs is certainly of the same world. Anderson earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film for Fox, which was based on Roald Dahl's classic children's book. Dogs marks his first venture into original storytelling with stop-motion.
The film tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
The cast of human and dogs features the likes of Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, and Greta Gerwig.
It hits theaters March 23, 2018. That's a long time to wait. But we're chewing at the bits with excitement.