The book hits shelves in May
If one movie theater trip to the Isle of Dogs isn’t enough, you’re in luck: A companion book is soon coming to a store near you.
The Wes Anderson film, which boasts a star-studded cast and is due for release March 23, is set in future Japan where all dogs have been sequestered on an island due to “canine flu.” The tale follows 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi, who sets out to find his bodyguard-pup. In the tradition of recent Anderson films, a gorgeous book featuring original art will be published soon after its release. This one’s co-written by film critic Lauren Wilford and filmmaker Ryan Stevenson, with Grand Budapest Hotel author Matt Zoller Seitz contributing the foreword.
Through a series of interviews with Wilford, Anderson shares the story behind Isle of Dogs’ conception and production, and interviews with Anderson’s key collaborators on the film reveal the ins and outs of stop-motion animation as well as many other insights into his creative process. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, handwritten notes, and storyboards accompany the text.
The latest addition to the Wes Anderson Collection, the Isle of Dogs book will be released by Abrams on May 29. EW can exclusively reveal the cover, which you can check out below.