The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson is teaming up with Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johnasson and dozens of other actors for his new animated film, Isle of Dogs.
Anderson made the announcement in a short video, which can be seen above, and provided a few more details about the project. The stop-motion animation film is already filming and will be entirely about dogs, according to the director. Anderson made his mark on the animation world in 2009 with his film, Fantastic Mr. Fox. The movie starred George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray, and followed an urban fox who has to help protect his community after his farm-raiding ways earn the ire of local farmers.
At the end of the announcement video for Isle of Dogs, Anderson said that he was teaming up with CrowdRise, a crowdfunding platform, to raise money for The Film Foundation. The non-profit organization was founded by director Martin Scorsese in 1990 and is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of cinema.
Anderson did not provide any information on when the film is expected to be released, but chances are it won’t be before late 2017, early 2018.