Earlier this year we reported that Bill Murray is playing a dog in Wes Anderson’s next film. Well, the project now has a title, Isle of Dogs, as revealed by the director himself in a short video teaser. The director also gives a quick rundown of the frankly insane cast list, which includes Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand and Yoko Ono alongside Japanese actors Kunichi Nomura, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama and Koyu Rankin. And not forgetting another Anderson regular who makes a brief cameo in the above announcement…
This (very) brief first-look footage suggests that Anderson is channelling the tactile charm of his only other stop-motion animated feature, 2009’s Fantastic Mr Fox. Which is absolutely fine by us. With the film currently in production in England, no release date has yet been set, but excitingly Anderson is offering one lucky fan the chance to not only visit the set but also voice a character in the movie (barking, howling and whimpering may be required). That’s right, Wes Anderson wants you for his next film, in exchange for your support of The Film Foundation, a charity started in 1990 by Martin Scorsese dedicated to preserving our shared cinema heritage. Watch the clip and head to crowdrise.com/wesanderson to find out more
Published 21 Dec 2016
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