>>107036379>he's shifted towards mostly writing his movies solo
In fact-checking this, I didn't know he wrote the last two screenplays by himself. Even in these cases though, as is true of all the films he's ever done, he has shared credits for the stories. Anderson has the stigma as the ultimate auteur director, but he relies on lots of collaboration to carry out a shared vision.
Also, while you're certainly right in saying him doing something with Laika wouldn't be the most commercial approach, Missing Link is doing so poorly I'm pretty sure even his indie films will have ended up making more money. I'm not saying they do this, but if they're truly funded as a passion for the artform as is often said, maybe they should just switch audiences altogether and find indie directors with established fanbases interested in doing a stop-motion thing, like Anderson, Kaufman, Del Toro, Waititi, or Burton.