The first trailer for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom has arrived, and if you're familiar with the writer-director's trademark quirk then you already know what to expect from his latest. Based on this trailer, Anderson doesn't deviate much at all from his style of filmmaking to bring us a '60s-set story about two 12-year-old kids who decide to run off into the wilderness together and the subsequent search that follows.
While the film looks like it borrows lots of bits and pieces from Anderson's other films, the ensemble cast -- which includes Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman -- is impossible to resist. Yes, on the surface it may look like Anderson keeps making the same film, but if they're all ridiculously entertaining (and yes, they all are ridiculously entertaining), then there really shouldn't be a problem, right? Especially from you in the way back. Yeah you! Keep your mouth shut and just enjoy this!
Moonrise Kingdom arrives in theaters on May 25th, just in time to make you neurotic about sending your kids away to summer camp. Full synopsis below trailer, which you can also watch on Apple in HD.
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.