Seeing as his latest project, Moonrise Kingdom, has just opened the Cannes Film Festival – mostly to glowing reviews – Wes Anderson is currently the talk of the film world, and Harper’s Bazaar has taken advantage of the exposure to publish a profile of and interview with the quirky director. Time is taken in the sit down to discuss his signature style, both as far as his films go and as far as his wardrobe is concerned, what he hoped to accomplish with Moonrise Kingdom, including his thoughts on young love, and even what his current living situation is.
Surprisingly, it was the current living situation part that colored the juiciest bit of the interview. You see, recently Anderson has been splitting his time between living in New York and living in Paris, and it seems his experimentation with a European lifestyle has inspired him so much that he’s going to work it into his next film. When pressed about a follow-up to Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson revealed that he’s halfway finished with a script that he described as being, “a film I want to make in Europe, a Euro movie.”
Anderson went on to speak about the experience of spending so much time in the City of Lights by explaining, “anytime you walk down a street in Paris you haven’t gone down before, it’s like going to a movie or something. It’s just entertainment to see the place.” Of course, we’ve already gotten a small taste of Anderson’s take on Parisian life back when he prefaced his film The Darjeeling Limited with a short that re-purposed Paris’ Hotel Raphael as The Hotel Chevalier, and the results were both delightful and full of self-aware pretension.
Given Anderson’s longtime collaborator Owen Wilson’s recent success with the Paris-set Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, visions of what the director and his usual band of misfits could create given a European setting can’t help but dance through a film fan’s head at even the briefest mention of the notion. For now though, there’s still a lot of us who need to take in the delights of Moonrise Kingdom. Let’s put this new bit of news aside and wait to obsess over it on another day. [via The Playlist]