The first official promo is out for Wes Anderson’s new movie, Moonrise Kingdom – and if the two minutes above are any guide, it could signal a return to the style of his best-loved films such as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.
The Moonrise Kingdom trailer is soundtracked by Francoise Hardy’s Le Temps De L’Amour and Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and features many of the American writer/director’s trademarks: precocious kids, emotionally stunted adults, handwritten notes on headed paper, old-fashioned adventuring, actors standing in the dead centre of shot, bright colours, and Bill Murray looking depressed.
Joining Murray and Anderson’s other regular collaborator Jason Schwartzman are Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand. Harvey Keitel is also thought to appear in the film but is not featured in the trailer.
The film – co-written by Anderson with Roman Coppola – is set in 1960s New England and concerns a young boy and his girlfriend who run away together, sparking a manhunt. It’s slated for release this summer.