Wes Anderson Plans Stop-Motion Dog Movie

After great success the first time around with “Fantastic Mr. Fox” several years ago, filmmaker Wes Anderson is returning to the world of stop-motion animation with a new animal-centric project which this time will deal with dogs says The Playlist.

Anderson’s films are kind of known for scenes in which several pooches come to harm – a fox terrier gets an arrow in the neck in “Moonrise Kingdom,” the family beagle gets run over in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” another beagle gets drugged in “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and a three-legged labrador gets disciplined in “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”.

The project is said to be Anderson’s immediate next picture and that pre-production work has begun. It is NOT the project he spoke about last year, an anthology style film inspired by the work of Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica.

Anderson is coming off his most successful film to date with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” which grossed $174 million worldwide.