Wes Anderson isn’t as intensely secretive as some of his Hollywood colleagues, but he hasn’t exactly been forthcoming about his next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. At this point, all we have to go on are a handful of casting notices — Ralph Fiennes, Angela Lansbury, Jude LawBill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Jason Schwartzmann are all on the list — and some vague statements about it being a family-unfriendly piece set in Europe.

Recently, however, the filmmaker let slip a few more details while doing press for Moonrise Kingdom‘s home video release. Plot details remain mostly unrevealed, but thanks to some new info on the film’s setting and inspirations, we now have a slightly better idea as to the feel of the film. Read his comments after the jump.

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