While doing press for his upcoming stop-motion animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox, director Wes Anderson let slip that he'd like to try his hand at shooting a movie that takes place in space. The best location for this project? Space, of course!

Anderson told AccessHollywood, "If possible I would like to try to actually shoot some of it on location in space. That's my preference." It's unrealistic to imagine Anderson dragging an ensemble cast into outer space for one of his esoteric comedies. What may be more likely, and more budget-conscious, would be Anderson shooting establishing shots of space, but why would he do that when there's plenty of real space footage from NASA that he could use for that purpose?

Even more likely is that Anderson is just cloud-talking about something that would be cool to do, and not something he's actively pursuing. It would be interesting to see the director try his hand at something science-fictiony, but a film shot in space would require an anything-goes mega-budget -- the kind of budget that doesn't seem to be in Wes Anderson's film making future.
categories Movies, Sci-Fi