Wes Anderson returns to the screen in 2012 with his first live action film since his 2007 piece The Darjeeling Limited. His latest coming of age film, Moonrise Kingdom, tells the tale of rebellious adolescent love. One can always spot a Wes Anderson film from the unique production design. His films feature a fun, quirky, almost retro-animation look. In general, for me, I feel his films almost depend too much on the production design. It becomes a recurring joke, and sight gag, that almost becomes a character in his films. At least for me, it tends to upstage his simple stories. But it’s a trifle complaint. Overall his films are always entertaining and the production design does provide a certain timeless charm that are unique to his films. His trademark look is apparent in this trailer for the film. But Moonrise Kingdom based on it’s plot, appears to be more of a smaller character film then something like his ambitious The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Which in my book is a plus.
Moonrise Kingdom stars Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Jason Schwarzman, and Tilda Swinton. The film is directed by Wes Anderson. Moonrise Kingdom is written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. The film is scheduled for release May 25, 2012.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-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 off-shore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.