The first big trailer debut of the year has arrived online over at Apple, and it’s Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom! We’ve been hearing reports about this one for the past year or so, but to be honest, I still had no idea what it was about. I am intrigued to learn that it involves two twelve-year-olds falling in love and running away with each other, set against the backdrop of a Scout troop led by none other than Edward Norton. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand also star as the young girl’s parents, while Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff.
Granted, this trailer looks pretty much exactly like every other Wes Anderson movie, and I’m sure he’ll get criticized (as he always does) for bringing nothing new to the table. But I think after Fantastic Mr. Fox he has earned a bit of a reprieve from those accusations, and having the movie center on two young kids (played by complete unknowns Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) should make it feel a little bit different as well. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Harvey Keitel. Moonrise Kingdom hits theatres on May 25th, 2012; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.