Wes Anderson is starting production on a new animated movie called “Isle of Dogs,” he announced on YouTube Wednesday in a video that included a very quick first look.
“Hello, I’m Wes Anderson and I am here today to officially announce the start of my new film, which is called “Isle of Dogs,’” he said in the video. “It’s an animated movie, we’re shooting it in England.”
The “Grand Budapest Hotel” director continued to list off the A-list cast of the film, which includes Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono, Courtney B. Vance and Liev Schreiber.
“I’m in,” Edward Norton said as he popped into the screen, adding that he plays one of the lead dogs. And to show off Norton’s character, Anderson debuted a 3-second clip of the dog.
“With no line, that could’ve been anybody!” Norton said.
Anderson also explained that he partnered with CrowdRise in support of The Film Foundation, founded by Martin Scorsese and others to preserve and restore the planet’s shared movie heritage. The partnership will give away prizes, such as inviting fans to come visit the set and even do a voice in the new movie.
“I think it’s terrific,” Norton added of the movie.
Watch the video above.