The Grand Budapest Hotel was a farcical caper we adored. Today the road kicks off the marketing train on his next movie Isle Of Dogs when we get our first look at the movies first UK Trailer.
The movie marks Wes Anderson’s return to stop motion animation, the last time being the brilliant 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox. As ever this feature looks as surreal as you expect from one of Wes Anderson’s movies, with all the usual suspects lining up to voice the characters. The trailer doesn’t reveal too much apart from the basic plotline, a futuristic Dystopian world were the dogs live together.
This looks charming, obscure, idiosyncratic, ticking all the Wes Anderson checklist heartwarming and do you know this movie is inspired by Akira Kurosawa?! Sadly it seems some of the critics online have criticised the director of ‘whitewashing’ due to the Japanese setting. There is a mixed cast of American and Japanese actors plus this is a animation. Roll on Easter 2018 and we’ll judge it ourselves but we have a notion we won’t be disappointed!
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.
This movie’s voice cast includes Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Courtney B. Vance, Yoko Ono, and Edward Norton.
Isle Of Dogs will be released in the UK and Ireland on 30th March 2018.