For Wes Anderson’s underwater follow-up to ”The Royal Tenenbaums,” ”we bought a boat in South Africa that they’re sending up here on an 8,000-mile trip around the Cape of Good Hope, through Gibraltar, and up to Rome,” explains producer Barry Mendel. The craft in question will be piloted by Cousteau-like captain Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) as he and his international crew (including Willem Dafoe and Anjelica Huston) face off against a rival explorer (Jeff Goldblum) – whose boat, incidentally, is on loan from NATO. ”It’s the world’s most sophisticated oceanographic vessel,” says Mendel. Which should be perfect for finding those fictional fish Anderson and stop-motion animator Henry Selick created.
(Wilson and Anderson: James Hamilton)
Posted September 26 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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