Hold onto your butts: Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film Isle of Dogs has an official release date and an absolutely stunning new poster. Anderson is really embracing the Japanese influence on this one, as can be clearly noted in the Japanese characters on the poster.
Isle of Dogs is set in Japan and follows a boy’s search for his missing dog. Presumably, he ends up on an “isle” of dogs, so whether he finds his dog or not, things don’t end too terribly badly. (C’mon, we can’t be the only ones who dream of washing up on the shores of an island filled with dogs? That would be amazing.) Anyway, this boy’s journey will be filled to the brim with stars, including, but not limited to (deep breath): Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Greta Gerwig, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, F. Murray Abraham, Frank Wood, Yoko Ono, Fisher Stevens, Courtney B. Vance, Mari Natsuki, Akira Ito, Yojiro Noda, Akira Takayama and Kunichi Nomura. Whew. And those are just the people listed on the poster, so there’s no telling who else might show up.
Isle of Dogs is set to release in theaters on April 20, 2018, which we know is a long ways away, but just know that we’re suffering with you. Revisit the film’s initial announcement sneak peek here. Also, that beautiful new poster is below, so you might as well look at it now. Go ahead.