The project marks the director’s 10th feature film
Wes Anderson has picked France as his next movie location. He’ll be filming the flick in Angoulême, located in southwestern France and the capital of the country’s Charente department.
It marks Anderson’s tenth film and will be the first time he’s ever shot a movie in the country. He’ll begin shooting in February 2019 and will reportedly be there for four months.
Anderson is known to shoot his live-action films on location – The Royal Tenenbaums was set and filmed in New York and The Darjeeling Limited was mostly shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan – so it’s safe to say that the movie could be set in France.
As for the film itself, not a lot of details have been released but The Independent has reported that the project will be set immediately after WWII. Cast announcements are expected to be released closer to filming.
Anderson’s last film was this year’s stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs, which starred the likes of Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton and Jeff Goldblum.
At the time of its release, NME described the film as “an instant, canine-tastic classic,” adding that it was “witty, absorbing and even his most vicious detractors will struggle to find fault.”
Isle of Dogs was accused of cultural appropriation with one critic arguing that its “cultural sensitivity gets lost in translation”
Car Seat Headrest also described it as “racist” and “infuriatingly bad”. Writing on Twitter, Will Toledo said: “Isle of Dogs is bad. It is an infuriatingly bad film. I am infuriated.”
Calling the film “racist”, “so fucking ugly” and asking “why is it written as a joyless kid’s film when it’s specifically designed to be alienating and inappropriate for kids,” Toledo added: “I mean props to Wes for finally making a movie that would appeal to literally zero people beyond himself. But also, fuck you”.
“This is the first Bad Wes Anderson Movie and I am so disappointed that such a thing exists now,” Toledo continued, before sharing a Slash Film critique of the film that he described as a “solid summation” of his own views.