We’ve had some disturbing news about Owen Wilson. I’ve been a fan of his work ever since I saw Zoolander at a young and tender age, and learned to love his collaborative work with Wes Anderson. News like this inevitably brings up the iconic image of the “sad clown”– Chris Farley, anyone?– but it is naive to think that comedians should be inherently happier than other people. A post on The House Next Door says it better than I ever could, but this is a good of a time as any to remember Owen and all those suffering from similar problems in their life.
Trailer (above) indicates that Anderson’s films have not gotten less quirky over the years. Although I’m sure its soundtrack can’t beat that of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (who doesn’t love acoustic David Bowie songs performed in Portuguese on a boat in the middle of the ocean?) I expect it to be a very strange and whimsical film indeed. I’m particularly interested to see the dynamic between Wilson, Brody and Schwartzman, who will make quite the trio.