Screen Daily recently caught up with the director as he continues to do the final awards circuit push for "Moonrise Kingdom," and in wrapping up their article, the trade noted that 'Budapest' will see "[producer Scott] Rudin, [cinematographer Robert] Yeoman and composer Alexandre Desplat back for the ride." None of this is really a surprise. Rudin has produced every Anderson picture since "The Royal Tenenbaums," Yeomen has lensed every movie except "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and Desplat has become a regular as well since the animated film.
Nevertheless, this news is more reason to get excited about the movie, which is the first Anderson has penned completely on his own. Production is gearing up shortly, and while there's no release date yet, could it be cranked out in time to be an awards season contender twelve months from now? If 'Moonrise' picks up some Oscar nominations next week, we wouldn't be surprised.