Wes Anderson, the American film director who brought us movie classics Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums is making an animated movie featuring stop-motion dogs. The movie-maker, who’s famed for his visually striking use of colour palette, and is also famed for working will a familiar roster of acting superstars; most famously Bill Murray makes appearances in almost every movie Anderson.
Juicy details… so far!
One thing is for sure… dogs! The image released by Anderson shows a dog called Rex who we’re sure will play an important part in the story.
At this point, we only have small nuggets of information surrounding the story. Titled Isle of Dogs, it’ll be shot in England, set in Japan and tells the story of a boy who goes searching for his lost dog. Sounds like it’s going to pull on our heartstrings.
Anderson has confirmed a whole host of big names will be joining his cast, including Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Cranston, Scarlett Johannson, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono. What’s more, he’s opened a raffle from which a winner will be chosen to voice one of the characters. to raise money for Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, which works to restore old films so we can all enjoy them.
Isle of Dogs will be animated using stop-motion techniques so we can expect something similar to Wes Anderson’s 2009 award winning Fantastic Mr. Fox.
We’ve got a long wait until the film hits the silver screens, though. It’s not set for release until 2018. We’ll certainly be keeping our noses sniffing around for any more details on this!