Wes Anderson Tackles Sci-Fi in New Trailer for Asteroid City

Wes Anderson Tackles Sci-Fi in New Trailer for Asteroid City

Modern cinematic auteur Wes Anderson had released his last film The French Dispatch back in 2021, and now he’s ready to tackle a science-fiction story with his upcoming film Asteroid City.

Just in, we have a new star-studded trailer which includes the likes of Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Maya Hawke, and Jason Shcwartzman. Check this out:

Here’s the official synopsis:

ASTEROID CITY takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. Synopsis: The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

Admittedly, the trailer only focuses on a handful of stars in the film like Schwartzman, Johansson, and Hanks, but the credits list include several veterans of Anderson’s work including Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, and Jeffrey Wright; of course, we also have some new collaborators like Maya Hawke, Sophia Lillis, and Steve Carrell.

Like Christopher Nolan or Edgar Wright, Anderson is one of the few directors that manage to turn heads on a project just because he’s attached to the helm. With Marvel and other blockbusters currently dominating the market, it’s great that this year we’re going to be getting a new story from Anderson—and this time leaning into his version of science fiction–something he’s barely touched on before.

Asteroid City comes to theaters on June 16.


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