Dear fellow Wes Anderson obsessives: Via IMDB, feast your eyes on the poster for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” set to be released in 2014:
As Cinema Blend noted, this is classic Anderson construction—a highly detailed scale model in front of what appears to be a painting. I’m not sure whether I like the hotel better, with its classy shades of pink and vaguely old-European roof lanterns and spires, or the Alpine landscape beyond, with the majestic buck and cascading waterfall. The point is, you could see this poster without context and be totally in awe, yet simultaneously know with 100 percent certainty that it’s a Wes Anderson original. The word “auteur” was invented for this man. (My favorite detail: By the light, only four rooms seem to be occupied. Which proves yet again that Anderson can bring a distant sense of melancholy to any situation.)
The movie stars Ralph Fiennes and F. Murray Abraham (still alive), and includes a full roster of Anderson favorites: Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
The plot revolved around a famous concierge, played by Fiennes, and his relationship with a younger employee. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait and see. There’s no exact release date yet, but Variety reports that we should expect a trailer later this week. And that is exciting.