The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson’s latest project, The Isle of Dogs, has to be one of our most anticipated movies of 2018. Firstly because it’s made by one of the best directors of our time and secondly because, well, dogs. The film’s faithful canines are coming to VR, too.
Announced at CES last week, Fox’s Innovation Lab is working on a tie-in experience to the stop-motion animated film, which stars Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson and Jeff Goldblum. Variety reports that the piece is a ‘behind the scenes’ experience in which the dogs from the film (seen in the trailer below) talk to the user in an interview style as the production crew busy themselves around you. It’s probably the closest you’ll ever get to actually meeting Jeff Goldblum and for that it may well be the most important VR experience ever made.
The piece is produced by well-known VR video studio, Felix & Paul though, according to Variety, Anderson himself was very ‘hands-on’ with the experience, assisting with every frame of its development. There are even easter eggs buried within that showcase Anderson’s creative process.
The full piece will be coming to Google’s Daydream headsets sometime before the end of March in association with the Sundance Film Festival (which itself kicks off later this week). It will launch on other headsets later in the year. We can’t wait to see it because, well, dogs. Isle of Dogs itself will be releasing in March of this year.