The New Kingdom of Wes!

Article by James
I love a great Director who manages to continuously deliver on quirk and viability in Hollywood; where if it doesn’t make money, your life span doing what you do is oft short. Wes Anderson is one such Director.

With kooky flicks such as 1998’s Rushmore, 2001’s The Royal Tenebaums (a personal fav.), 2004’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, to 2009’s much applauded The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson has gained quite the reputation. Not only are these films thoroughly entertaining, but they are also filled with great characters who are entirely oddball and surprisingly relatable. Anderson’s latest effort, Moonrise Kingdom, looks to continue the quirk with a serious bunch of star wattage. Release date 30th of August this year in Oz.

With Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Francis McDormand, Jason Schwartzman and Harvey Keitel co-starring, Anderson obviously doesn’t have to go far for actors to be interested. Moonrise Kingdom is also co-written by Anderson with Roman Coppola – yes, brother of Sofia, and son of legendary Director Francis Ford. Like all great quirk-Directors, Anderson has worked with numerous people over numerous projects, with his 2007 flick, The Darjeeling Limited film being co-written by himself, Roman Coppola, and Roman’s cousin, Jason Schwartzman, who also starred.

So here’s the drill. “Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down — which might not be such a bad thing.”

Don’t think. Go see.

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