First Plot Details for Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS, Set to Be Released in 2018

Yesterday director Wes Anderson officially announced his stop-motion animated film project, Isle of Dogs. Today we learned that Fox Searchlight picked up the distribution rights to the film, and they offered us our first plot details for the film in a very brief synopsis that says the film is a Japan-set tale that follows “a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog.”

This means that the boy featured in the teaser poster will be the main character of the film, and I'm sure Anderson plans on taking him on a crazy adventure. If you look at the image in the poster, you can see he's been beaten up a bit. In a joint statement Fox Searchlight presidents, Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula, said:

“Wes Anderson is one of the most talented filmmakers of his, or any other, generation. His ability to write smart and unconventional screenplays and then translate them into unique experiences on screen makes him not only a unique voice in film, but one who can truly bridge the gap between independent films and cross-over hits. We are thrilled to be going on a journey into the newest world from the distinctive imagination of Wes Anderson.”

I've been a fan of Anderson ever since he won me over with Rushmore. I just love his storytelling style and sense of humor. I've enjoyed every film that he's made in his career and I don't think Isle of Dogs will be an exception. 

The voice cast of the film 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.

The movie will be released sometime in 2018.

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