Wes Anderson will make his return to stop-motion animation with his latest feature-film, Isle Of Dogs opening this Spring.
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.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a new poster for Isle Of Dogs, which you can check out below:
The poster is chalk-full of all kinds of varying designs. Your eye literally can’t take it all in, there are so many wonderful details (just looks at all the different eyes alone!). The composition immediately calls to mind Anderson’s distinct style, and if the first trailer is any indication, it will be a sight for the eyes and ears. Isle of Dogs marks director Anderson’s second animated film, following the Academy Award-nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.
The voice cast for Isle of Dogs is reason enough to check out the movie, and includes F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bud Cort, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama and Frank Wood. Much like Fantastic Mr. Fox (or any Wes Anderson movie really), top-tier talent flock to work with him, animated dog or not.
It was also recently announced that Isle Of Dogs would be the opening night film at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, the first animated movie to do so in Berlinale history. Isle of Dogs is scheduled for release in U.S. cinemas March 23, 2018. Internationally, the film will open in cinemas from April 2018.
Images: Fox Searchlight