Last night, the world took a turn for the better – as Wes Anderson released the first trailer of his latest film, the Isle of Dogs.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve been pretty down in the dumps (Ha. You’ll realize that’s funny in a bit), as Wes Anderson has been relatively quiet on the movie front. Yeah, he gave us one of the best films of 2014 with The Grand Budapest Hotel, but you can’t leave us hanging like that, Wes. YOU JUST CAN’T.
Thankfully, Wes has returned in the knick of time before any real damage is done (it was a close call) and the new trailer has given us a little insight into his weird and wacky mind. His new project is an epic stop-motion animation that brings together dystopian themes and futuristic imagery – just the way we like it. The Isle of Dogs takes place in the future, in Japan, during a time where all dogs have been banished to live on the Isle of Dogs after an outbreak of devastating canine flu. But the dogs aren’t living the high life with a pina colada in their paws, sunning themselves on the beach. Instead, the island is completely full of garbage (get the joke now? Good). The narrative follows the adventures of a young boy who travels to the island in search of his lost dog, and looks pretty darn amazing. Check out the trailer:
In true Wes Anderson style, he hasn’t just cast your bog standard actors for his newest venture. Oh no, Wes only chooses the best of the best. So ready your earlugs, dear readers, because these names will blow your mind – Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, and Frances McDormand. I mean, you don’t get much better than that.
It’s thought that Anderson was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Rashomon movies, and wanted to bring his epic stop-motion animation into a new era. Well, we’re impressed.
Isle of Dogs will be released on March 23, 2018.