While we got Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, we haven’t had a live action movie from Wes Anderson since The Darjeeling Limited in 2007. However he’s back soon with Moonrise Kingdom. We had a trailer for the movie a few weeks ago, and now a very charming poster has emerged, which comes at the same time as Variety confims the movie has bagged the prestigious opening gala spot at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced that Anderson’s flick will get the festival underway on May 16, commenting “Wes Anderson is one of the rising powers of American cinema, to which he brings a highly personal touch, particularly in Moonrise Kingdom, which once again is a testimony to the creative freedom in which he continues to evolve. Sensitive and independent, this admirer of Fellini and Renoir is also in his own right a brilliant and inventive filmmaker.”
Moonrise Kingdom takes us back into a world of Anderson’s whimsy and eccentricity, with plenty of stars along for the ride, including Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. It should be in cinemas this summer.