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Top image: Still, ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ (2009) dir. Wes Anderson.

Wes Anderson has revealed a poster for his upcoming film Isle of Dogs alongside a premiere date, 20th April, 2018.

Anderson’s second animated film (following his 2009 stop-motion feature Fantastic Mr Fox) is set in Japan and follows a boy’s journey to find his lost dog (supposedly played by Edward Norton). As can be expected with the acclaimed auteur, the film boasts an epic cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, and Anderson stalwart Bill Murray.

During a discussion about his career at ARTE Cinema (via The Film Stage), Anderson revealed that Isle of Dogs is heavily influenced by the work of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, as well as Rankin-Bass stop-motion Christmas specials.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information.