Wes Anderson is back, and he’s bringing a whole lot of familiar faces (and newcomers) along with him. Starrring F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Mari Natsuki, Yojiro Noda, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama, Courtney B. Vance, and Frank Wood, the first trailer for Isle of Dogs has finally arrived.
The Japan-set tale, which marks his first return to animation since the fantastic Fantastic Mr. Fox, follows “a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog.” Inspired by the films of Akira Kurosawa, according to Anderson himself, the film is set to get a release in March of next year via Fox Searchlight. By the time this debuts, it’ll be the longest break between features for the director, and it’s good to have him back.
Check out the trailer below:
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.
Isle of Dogs opens on March 23, 2018.