Is Wes Anderson Going to Space?

November 2, 2009

Director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore) has found the location for his next film: space. That's right. Mr. Anderson has decided that for his next film he's thinking about going where no filmmaker has gone before. Unless, of course, he's just giving us a line of crap.

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood Anderson was asked what projects he has lined up next, and he said that he was interested in exploring the final frontier. It's difficult to tell whether or not he was being tongue-in-cheek, but at this point we'll take him at his word:

"I’d like to do a movie in space,” Wes told on Friday at the Hollywood premiere of his latest film, the animated Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox. “If possible I would like to try to actually shoot some of it on location in space. That’s my preference.”

And it is our preference that NASA get on this stat and get Anderson on the next rocket ship to space. Space is a big place, there's gotta be a way to reserve a part of it for Anderson's next film.

In the event that he doesn't make it to space, it sounds like he has other projects in mind. Despite the fact that he enjoyed making Fantastic Mr. Fox, he's got an original film in store for us:

"The next thing, I have an idea for something that’s just my own,” he said. “But I would like to do more adaptations. It’s nice to reach a point in the story and say, ‘What happens in the book?’ and you can just look in that and get your answer.”

So, basically, as of right now we really have no idea what in hell Anderson's got up his sleeve. But he's definitely cooking up something, and if we're lucky it will entail his being in orbit.

Who knows? Maybe Anderson and his sometimes collaborator Owen Wilson could do a sequel to Rushmore. In space. But I won't be holding my breath for that one.

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