Only movie trailer you need to see this week
IT HAS been too long since we had a new piece of work from creative genius Wes Anderson.
It's been almost four years since we last drank in Anderson's symmetrically blissful visuals with Grand Budapest Hotel.
But we won't have to wait much longer. The first trailer for Isle of Dogs, his next film, has just dropped and it is everything you want it to be. The movie is due to be released in 2018.
Isle of Dogs is Anderson's second turn at stop-motion animation after 2009's Fantastic Mr. Fox. The format has suited the auteur director's aesthetic sensibilities with his live-action films so intricately set up they might as well have been animated.
The new flick takes place in a dystopian future Japan where an outbreak of "dog flu" has seen all of our beloved canine friends banished to an island.
The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Atari bravely making his way to the island in search of his pet Spots. He's aided in his noble quest by a pack of alpha doggos who are sick of their pitiful existence picking at scraps of garbage.
Like all Anderson tales, it promises to be a rollicking adventure with a touch of whimsy and a dash of drollness.
Isle of Dogs reunites Anderson with many of his "players" including Bill Murray who has been in every one of the director's films since Rushmore (1998). Other Anderson mainstayers include Bob Balaban, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand and Edward Norton. Newcomers to the Anderson universe include Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Ken Watanabe and Yoko Ono.
Anderson serves as writer and director on Isle of Dogs from a story by him, Kunichi Nomura and frequent collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola.
Do yourself a favour and watch the full trailer - it is truly delightful.
Isle of Dogs will be released in Australia on April 19, 2018.