Wes Anderson is back! The first trailer for his upcoming stop motion animated film entitled Isle of Dogs was released today. you can watch it along with a brief synopsis of the film below:
ISLE OF DOGS 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.
Anderson’s first film since 2014’s Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs sees the enigmatic director once again use the stop motion animation medium which he previously used in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. This time he looks to draw from more Japanese influences citing legendary director Akira Kurosawa as an inspiration for the upcoming film.
Enlisting the talents of both new and old collaborators, Anderson has assembled an all star cast that includes Bill Murray (of course), Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Liev Schreiber, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton and Yoko Ono.
Anderson is one of the best directors working today so it comes as no surprise that marquee talent is drawn to his projects. With a March release date though, Isle of Dogs will almost assuredly miss the upcoming Academy Awards however, given his pedigree if it is not in contention this year it will likely be a contender the following year.
Isle of Dogs opens in select cities March 23, 2018.