The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2020)

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2019)

#51 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 pm

Wasn't it Bob Balaban who said Anderson's next film was to be inspired by De Sica, which Umberto D having a dog in it aside doesn't describe Isle of Dogs?


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#53 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:25 pm

Wonder if that means another big name is going to be chosen or someone Anderson works with a ton is just going to step in. Wish he were still on good terms with Luke Wilson, for example.

Would be very bummed if Portman also ends up not doing it!

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#54 Post by bainbridgezu » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:40 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Wish he were still on good terms with Luke Wilson
Anyone know the story here? I've wondered about it for a long time, but nothing seems to crop up online. I'd imagine there almost had to be some kind of falling out, as he's worked with Owen so much more regularly it'd seem unusual for them to have simply drifted apart.

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#55 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:52 pm

Nope! I've even broached the topic with Matt Zoller Seitz who said he wished he knew what was up but that it's likely too personal to try to find out.

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#56 Post by John Shade » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:47 pm

But there is something up? I always assumed that he was just closer to Owen, who I am hoping one day gets Academy recognition for a Wes movie (similar to the McConaissance) and maybe even teams up to write again.

As to some of the posts above, I do remember hearing talk about trying to do something similar to de Sica where a number of stories were told in an episodic manner. And in regard to musicals, I have tried and continuously failed for the most part.

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#57 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:53 pm

He hasn't been in even a tiny role in any Anderson film since The Royal Tenenbaums, despite Owen (and even Andrew lending a voice!) continuing to pop up as often as possible, among other actors from that earlier era. I would say that is plenty of evidence of something being up, it's not as though Luke Wilson has ascended to superstardom, and his character was the beating heart of Anderson's best film after a prominent supporting role and the lead in the first two. Wasn't at the 10th anniversary of Tenenbaums, either.

There were rumors around the time that he did Old School all the way up through those dreadful AT&T commercials that he was a raging alcoholic, and he certainly looked that part by the time his inspired and relevant work in Enlightened came around, so perhaps one can fill in the blanks. But it would be baseless speculation, of course. I'm still sad about it every time a new Anderson film is cast.

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2019)

#58 Post by Brian C » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:11 pm

Speaking of, unless I missed something, this is the second straight Anderson movie not to have Jason Schwatzman in the cast.

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#59 Post by knives » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:18 pm

Schwartzman did help write the script to Isle of Dogs though.

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2019)

#60 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:24 pm

He must really like my current avatar

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#61 Post by John Shade » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:30 pm

Is the anticipation that this gets released in 2019? Spring 2020 would follow the previous pattern...

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#62 Post by diamonds » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:02 pm

From the article:
As mentioned, filming has already begun on “The French Dispatch,” with the shoot expected to last well into 2019. While a release date hasn’t been announced, it’s widely speculated that the film will debut in France at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2020)

#63 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Why would a film that's already shooting wait until Cannes 2020 to debut? I bet we see it in October, unless we find out who exactly is "widely speculating"

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Re: The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson, 2019)

#64 Post by solaris72 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:00 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Wasn't it Bob Balaban who said Anderson's next film was to be inspired by De Sica, which Umberto D having a dog in it aside doesn't describe Isle of Dogs?
That's right- and Anderson said it would be divided into six episodes, so that's probably a separate stop-motion project.

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