Murray and Schwartzman sign on for “Mr. Fox”

Chalk this one up to big surprise? Long time Wes Anderson collaborators Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman have signed on to voice characters in Anderson’s adaptation of “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

The book was written by Roald Dahl and already has George Clooney and Cate Blanchett signed on to voice characters. According to MTV, the flick is still a few years away since it will be stop-motion animation, in the same vein as A Nightmare Before Christmas, et al.

But don?t line up at the multiplex just yet?this one is still a long ways off. ?It will take a couple years to do the animating,? said ?The Darjeeling Limited? helmer, adding that they are about to record the voices. As for the animation, ?It?s stop-motion. It?s like ?Nightmare Before Christmas? or those Christmas specials. These [characters] have fur, so it?s not like claymation.?

It sounds like Anderson will make this one quite unique (big surprise). ?The settings will be very natural. We want to use real trees and real sand, but it?s all miniature,? he said.

A few years away would mean we won’t be seeing this one until about 2010 or so. That makes us pretty sad, but at least we’ve got The Darjeeling Limited to hold us over until then.


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