[WATCH] Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM Trailer #1

The first trailer was released today for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, and to no one’s surprise it looks absolutely marvellous. Anderson, the talented auteur responsible for such gems as The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, has once again gathered a remarkable cast, including regular collaborators Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, alongside Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Francis McDormand and Tilda Swinton. Although each of Anderson’s films has a timeless quality, Moonrise Kingdom is his first set in the past, taking place on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. It tells the story of two 12 year olds (newcomers Kara Hayward and Jared Gillman) who fall in love and run away together into the wilderness, leaving the entire island community distressed and on the lookout. The trailer features many of Anderson’s trademarks, including his love of foreign music, slow motion, ensemble casts, wide-angle shots, and general quirkiness. All of which is to say this is one of my most anticipated films of 2012.

Moonrise Kingdom is due May 25 in the US. Watch the first trailer below.

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