Set in a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been outlawed due to a “dog flu” and have been quarantined on a remote island, Isle of Dogs follows, on the eponymous island, five local dogs named Rex (Edward Norton), King (Bob Balaban), Duke (Jeff Goldblum), Boss (Bill Murray) and Chief (Bryan Cranston) who are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) who ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and they will protect him from the Japanese authorities who have come to retrieve him.
Once again, Wes Anderson comes up trumps with a delioursly offbeat movie that’s quite unlike anything I’ve seen from him before.
It almost has a cast of thousands, as everyone wants to work with Mr Anderson, including Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Kara Hayward, Fisher Stevens, F Murray Abraham, Ken Watanabe, Courtney B Vance and Yoko Ono.
Isle of Dogs is released in the UK on March 30th, 2018, and I can’t wait for it.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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