Anderson premiered his latest movie Moonrise Kingdom, which he directed and co-wrote with Francis Ford Coppola's son Roman Coppola, on the first day of the Cannes Film Festival.
The director-writer shared details with New York Magazine's Vulture about the new script he's working on, while talking about whether his life in France has affected the way he approached his films.
"Well, I think I got more of the French sensibility in my work from watching French movies, probably, than living in France," Anderson said.
"But there's actually a script I'm working on now that's a European story and it kind of [draws from] my own experience here, in the details that are finding their way into it."
Anderson added that he made up the story for his script with an old friend.
"He's not involved with the movie business, he's just an old friend," he explained. "And in fact, he's an old friend who's very bright and funny and talented, but we also have a mutual friend who's the inspiration for one of the main characters. So we've partly used our shared experiences to kind of build that character."
Moonrise Kingdom arrives in theaters on May 25 in the US and the UK.
Watch the trailer for Moonrise Kingdom below: