More images from ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Posted by · 8:34 am · July 24th, 2009

Wes Anderson on the set of Fantastic Mr. FoxOver at USA Today, Susan Wloszczyna has an exclusive first look at nine new images from Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” plus some insight into the film’s screenplay:

The much-expanded plot has been tweaked to include many elements found in Anderson’s other films, including a dysfunctional clan and a male rivalry. The four Fox children in the book have been whittled down to one handful: Ash (Jason Schwartzman, channeling his Max character from Rushmore), a petulant social misfit who wears a superhero cape and resents his cousin Kristofferson (Eric Chase Anderson, Wes’ brother) for being good at everything.

Schwartzman, a veteran of three Anderson features, proclaims Mr. Fox as “the ultimate.” “It’s funny, but also visually beautiful. Instead of adapting his style of directing to animation, he brought animation to him. He made a Wes film.”

That last bit isn’t exactly a selling point for a guy like me.

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  • 1 7-24-2009 at 8:37 am

    geha714 said...

    When the trailer will ever come out? Please… somebody?

  • 2 7-24-2009 at 9:26 am

    Average Joe said...

    Well, it might not be a selling point to you, but it sure as hell is a selling point to me. I was less than excited about Wes doing an animation film, but the latest bits of news are getting me more and more excited.

  • 3 7-24-2009 at 10:55 am

    colby said...

    me neither….i love tenenbaums, but that’s mainly because i think that’s the best version of the same film he’s made over and over…

    i was hoping he would stretch himself a little with this….not the material

  • 4 7-24-2009 at 11:05 am

    Casey Fiore said...

    cant wait