Dogs have been banished to live on an island of garbage, but a pack of canine friends come to the aid of a young boy in search of his lost dog. That’s the premise of “Isle of Dogs”, the new upcoming animated film by Wes Anderson.
The first trailer of the film has just been released and depicts a dystopian future where dogs in Japan have been sent into exile because of dog flu outbreak. The story follows 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi on his quest to find his beloved dog Spot on the canine-populated island.
Wes Anderson is a director known for his eccentric and offbeat storytelling and Isle Of Dogs marks his second foray into stop-motion animation, his first being the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox.
Anderson says his new film was inspired by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, who directed such films as Seven Samurai and Rashomon.
The film, which will be released in March of 2018 features an all-star cast including Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono and Scarlett Johansson.
Watch the trailer below.