Isle of Dogs trailer: New Wes Anderson animation boasts quite the voice cast

It's the director's first film since The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 21 September 2017 16:16
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Isle of Dogs trailer

Wes Anderson has dropped the first trailer for stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs.

The filmmaker's first feature since 2014 comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel sees him unite with a cast boasting frequent collaborators Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Jeff Goldblum alongside fresh talent including Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson and, er, Yoko Ono.

It doesn't stop there either: Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand and Courtney B. Vance are just some more of the stars lending their talents to the filmmaker's latest project.

Scheduled for release in March, Isle of Dogs - which the narration tells us is set during a canine epidemic twenty years in the future, follows a young boy's existential journey as he searches for his missing pet in Japan.

Anderson's last dalliance with stop-motion was Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr Fox in 2009 which featured the vocal talents of Meryl Streep and George Clooney. His previous credits include The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom.

His latest is inspired by the works of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa who directed pioneering films such as Seven Samurai and Rashomon.

Isle of Dogs will be released in the UK on 20 March 2018

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