Just last year, we got word of Wes Anderson’s upcoming shot at cinematic canine redemption and now the director himself has officially announced the project. Dubbed Isle of Dogs, the film will be an animated stop-motion affair — a la 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox — and feature a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum and Harvey Keitel. Anderson even offered a glimpse of Edward Norton’s character, Rex (Norton also appears alongside the director in the announcement video).
Best of all, though? Fans have a chance to be a part of the film. Anderson has partnered with Crowdrise to offer a winner a trip out to London to tour the set and even voice one of the dogs in the film. Those interested can enter for a chance to win here with each $10 USD donation going to support Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the history of motion pictures.
Isle of Dogs will be Anderson’s first feature film since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and is currently slated to hit theaters in 2018.
- Entertainment Weekly