The Secret Life of Walter Mitty trailer
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the latest film from Ben Stiller who is not only starring in the film but also directs - I always forget that his first feature directing role was for Reality Bites - and the trailer looks pretty damned amazing.
The great Danny Kaye brought the character to life back in 1947 with the film being directed by another big name, Norman Z. McLeod. Now it's surprising to say that Stiller is taking on both those roles and looks like he might be able to deliver a film that looks fantastic and connects with the audience without being overly twee.
I always like it when comedy actors rein in their performances and turn to something more dramatic and that's something Ben Stiller has done a number of times in his career, delivering a comic over the top performance and then turning to a film where he surprises with just how strong an actor he really is. This looks to be no different and he's behind the camera as well.
The trailer for this new version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty looks amazing and not just in the visuals either but in the performances, the style and the drama. I really hope this isn't going to turn out to be all in the trailer and the film takes a different view altogether, but I don't think that's going to happen.
The film tells the story of a man who is always caught up in his own daydreams, letting life run past him without leaping in and getting involved. One day he does just that and ends up on the adventure of a lifetime, far greater than any of his dreams. What I particularly like about the blurb is that the basis for it isn't just about a romantic storyline but it's about the jobs of the two characters being threatened and him setting off to try and stop it from happening. It's something far more tangible and real world for the character to focus on when it would have been so easy for them to make it all about the fantasy love story that eventually, and maybe, comes true.
Here's the great trailer through TrailerAddict for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: