‘Isle of Dogs’ trailer reveals more Wes Anderson goodness

Isle of Dogs

The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs has been released online, and it’s wonderful and brilliant and we’re already in love with this new world he created:

The film is filmed entirely in stop-motion, much like another Anderson gem Fantastic Mr. Fox. Watch this great scene to remind you just how good he can be when using this art-form:

Isle of Dogs will take place twenty years in the future and seemingly tells a story about a pack of dogs who are exiled to the “trash island” — a small isle located in Japan where canines with ‘dog flu’ are sent. Somehow a young boy finds himself on trash island while looking for his dog Spot and teams up with the strays to find him.

Anderson is known for his quirky style mixed with his rhythmic and symmetrical set design. At this point, he’s never really had a miss — all his films range from good to superb — and Isle of Dogs doesn’t look like it’s about to be an exception.

“The new film is really less influenced by stop-motion movies than it is by Akira Kurosawa,” said Anderson while giving an interview with Collider. “The reason to hide your [inspirations] is because you’re trying to steal them. And if you can speak them in you’ve gained something without having to lose something.”

Mark your calendars now. Isle of Dogs opens on March 23, 2018 and features the vocal talent of Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Gerta Gerwig and Frances McDormand, as well as the Wes Anderson repeated regulars such as Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham and Harvey Keitel.

Bets are now starting for when Jason Schwartzman will be making his cameo.

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Brandon Schreur

The fella over there with the hella good hair. Movies and TV are my jam, and the fact that I get to write about them on a regular basis is the bees knees.