Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' Acquired by Fox Searchlight
Fox Searchlight has acquired the worldwide rights to Wes Anderson's next animated feature, Isle of Dogs, which is due out in 2018.
The film is set in Japan and will follow the odyssey of a boy in search of his dog. Edward Norton is joined by F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bud Cort, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Kunichi Nomura, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama and Frank Wood in an impressive cast lineup.
Anderson comes off 2014s Grand Budapest Hotel, and is his first animated film since Fantastic Mr. Fox. Grand Budapest earned four Oscars from nine nominations, and earned $175 million worldwide.
“Wes Anderson is one of the most talented filmmakers of his, or any other, generation. His ability to write smart and unconventional screenplays and then translate them into unique experiences on screen makes him not only a unique voice in film, but one who can truly bridge the gap between independent films and cross-over hits,” said Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula, Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents. “We are thrilled to be going on a journey into the newest world from the distinctive imagination of Wes Anderson.”