Wes Anderson Announces His New Animated Film ISLE OF DOGS with Cast, Test Footage, and Teaser Poster
We've known for awhile that director Wes Anderson was working on a new stop-motion film that revolves around dog characters. He has now officially announced the project, which is titled Isle of Dogs, with a video he released. In that video, he reveals the full voice cast and teases a bit of test footage featuring a dog character played by Edward Norton, who also makes an appearance in the video!
Anderson doesn’t reveal any story details, but he confirms that the cast will include Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Liev Schreiber, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Yoko Ono, and Courtney B. Vance.
Anderson also revealed a teaser poster, which you can see above, featuring a piece of concept art. The movie is obviously going to have some heavy Japanese themes, which should be really cool!
This video was made as a way to promote Martin Scorsese‘s Film Foundation charity, which protects and preserves films from around the world. You can learn more about the charity raffle opportunity at Crowd Rise.
Proceeds from Wes’s raffle will go to the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project has restored 25 films from 19 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people – over 10 million to date – about film language and history.
Isle of Dogs will likely arrive in 2018.