Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Is a Stop-Motion Feature About Dogs [UPDATED]
"Did I hit the dog?" "Yeah."
His Italian bar and cafe now open, Wes Anderson is moving on to another setting that he can intricately design. Flavorwire reports (via The Playlist) that the Grand Budapest Hotel director is currently working on a new stop-motion feature about dogs. Details are currently scarce, but the film is currently in pre-production.
The Playlist also reports that Anderson is also working on an episodic film constructed of several vignettes. While presenting Italian director Vittorio De Sica’s The Gold of Naples at last year’s Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Anderson mentioned that he was working on an idea influenced by the structure of De Sica’s film.
If you’re worried that the idea of a stop-motion anthology of short dog films produced by Wes Anderson is about three measures too precious, though, have no fear: The Playlist’s sources insist that these are two separate projects.
Originally published October 12, 9:06 a.m.
Updated: October 13, 11:30 a.m.: God bless Jeff Goldblum for not being able to keep his mouth shut. In the middle of one of his weekly jazz band performances in LA (yes, that is a true statement), the bespectacled actor honestly answered a question about Anderson’s newest project, thus confirming his involvement in the upcoming film. Goldblum revealed that Anderson’s next film will also feature voice acting by Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, and Bryan Cranston. While Cranston is a newcomer to the whimsical world of Anderson, the rest of the gang are series regulars at this point. And even though he’s not officially announced at this point, let’s all guess what type of dog Bill Murray is going to play. Are the rest of you thinking old Corgi too? At least we know that Owen Wilson is a lock for a mellow sheepdog…
(via The A.V. Club)