Wes Anderson Teases Another Stop-Motion Animation Movie

Wes Anderson on the set of "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"

The Fantastic Mr. Fox remains one of the most universally beloved entries in Wes Anderson’s filmography (as well as perhaps the most Wes Anderson-y), so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the lovably twee filmmaker is contemplating a return to the world of stop-motion animation.

Over the weekend, Anderson appeared at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival to introduce a screening of Vittorio De Sica’s The Gold of Naples—a film he’d only seen a few weeks previous. Nonetheless, he said the film, which consists of six vignettes sharing only the setting of Naples, was an influence on his next project, with the added twist of stop-animation.

Last spring, Anderson told The Playlist his next film, written with frequent collaborator Roman Coppola, would be a “very complicated” project, “a little bit vaguely avant-garde in its concept,” in which “many things happening at once.” No word on whether we’re still talking about the same movie here, but whatever the case may be, it seems safe to bet it’ll include Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and a lot a symmetrical compositions.

[c7nema, via The Playlist]