FOX Searchlight released a preview clip for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” which shares a similar art-style with his previous work “Fantastic Mr. Fox”. The film picks up in a dystopian future off the coast of Japan, where dogs have been quarantined to a remote ‘Trash Island’ due to a dog flu. Featuring an all-star cast of voices including Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton, the film follows the journey of a young boy in search of his bodyguard-dog. The film is expected to hit theaters on Friday March 23, 2018.
The main-story will follow Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to the vast garbage-dump we mentioned earlier, 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.
Also featured in the film are Koyu Rankin, Bob Balaban, Kunicki Nomura, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Ken Watanabe, Mari Katsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Liev Schreiber, and Courtney B. Vance. You can watch the official clip from the family adventurer below.
The film itself was directed by Wes Anderson, who also wrote the screenplay for the project. Anderson’s recent work “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which featured the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, and Willem Dafoe, brought in over $21M domestically for the studio, and went on to make $46M worldwide. Both “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “The Isle of Dogs” are Anderson’s only feature-length stop-motion projects that he directed.
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