• Fantastic news for Wes Anderson fans: the auteur’s next project appears to be lined up—and actors are already lining up for it. Deadline.com has reported that Anderson is set to begin production in late spring 2011 on the sixties-set Moon Rise Kingdom (written by Anderson and Roman Coppola), concerning two young lovers who run away and the adult leaders of their small New England town who try to track them down. It comes as no surprise that Bill Murray has been named as part of the cast, but the others currently attached are head-turning: Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, and Tilda Swinton. Moon Rise Kingdom, which will be Anderson’s first live-action film since 2007’s The Darjeeling Limited, is to be produced by Scott Rudin, who has worked on every Anderson title since The Royal Tenenbaums.

11 comments

  • By besch64
    November 11, 2010
    06:53 PM

    Unfair. The article title made me think you were announcing that you guys had picked up the rights for Fantastic Mr Fox. Consider my heart broken.
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  • By DrFunkenstein
    November 11, 2010
    07:04 PM

    I have no problem with Criterion picking up the rights for Fantastic Mr Fox, I would have to say you better use Zoltron's poster as the art for the DVD though. I would pay my hard earned dollars to see any Wes Anderson film. Can't wait for this new one! - Dr Funkenstein
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  • By william
    November 12, 2010
    08:54 AM

    I usually don't do this, but I must say that what Dick Craven has pronounced is entirely hilarious. Half the reason being is that I think he means it. What a great coda for the update of WHITE HEAT. William Stana
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  • By Rob
    November 12, 2010
    09:21 AM

    While I am glad for any Anderson I can get, I can't help but be saddened that he is not yet writing with Owen Wilson again. While I have no idea how much either contributed to their scripts, it is obvious to me that all of Anderson's best films have come from that collaboration. Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, and Tennenbaums are still his best. I do not feel it is because they were earlier films (certainly some filmmakers run out of ideas and steam) but I think those were genuinely more heartfelt films on the page and that came through on the screen. I will take what I can get, certainly. But I am still a bit saddened. And I second the call for Mr. Fox on Criterion. I am jonesing for a commentary on that one. I would be happy to do it if Wes wouldn't be.
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  • By Jason
    November 12, 2010
    11:56 AM

    This is great news, I can't wait. Now if we can get Life Aquatic and Rushmore on Blu-ray life will be good indeed.
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  • By milkrabbit
    November 12, 2010
    04:52 PM

    all my dreams have come true.
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  • By King Ferdinand
    November 14, 2010
    06:53 PM

    Cheers, To You Wes Anderson!
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  • By Matt
    November 15, 2010
    02:41 PM

    Yes! Anderson's take on the 60s should be very interesting.
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  • By jeremy
    November 18, 2010
    04:13 AM

    hell. yes.
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  • By finalmattasy
    December 21, 2010
    05:39 PM

    Criterion Wes Anderson Blu-ray box set... that'll be the day I'm happy with my home movies. Though I'm sure to purchase them as they come out individually. Just got Darjeeling and Bottle Rocket is my next purchase; it totally missed my radar when it came out!
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  • By Sue Williams
    November 24, 2012
    11:29 PM

    When its time for Moonrise Kingdom as Criterion offering PLEASE could just Wes and no one else do the commentary. The Darjeeling commentary was awful-seemed a contest between the guys as to who was in control.Thanks
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