Must Watch: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Gorgeous Teaser Trailer

July 30, 2013
Source: Apple

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

For audiences who saw The Wolverine over the weekend, 20th Century Fox attached the first gorgeous teaser trailer to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty from producer, director and star Ben Stiller. Now the impressive teaser has arrived online with a great tune from the band Of Monsters and Men to push it along. This looks unlike anything Stiller has done before, and feels like a grand, whimsical sort of daydream. We don't get too much of the story here, but the visuals are stunning, and we get a glimpse of Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott in the film. Maybe there's some Oscar potential for Ben Stiller? Watch it!

Here's the teaser trailer for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, originally from Apple:

Ben Stiller directs, produces and stars in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a new adaptation of James Thurber's classic short story with a script from Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness). Stiller plays a timid magazine photo manager who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to get into an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing photo negative with Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn also starring. The film will hit theaters everywhere December 25th, 2013.

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    Oh man. I knew this would look good, but not this great! WALTER MITTY has now shot way up on my MUST SEE list.
  • DavideCoppola
    Impressive trailer. Refreshing to see something so different in terms of editing and montage. I have to say I'm intrigued and look forward to this.
  • Not only does the film look great, but the trailer is unique too. Not too shabby Mr. Stiller, not too shabby at all. I'm now very interested in this one.
  • Chris Scott
    Wow this looks stupid! Another dumb artsy film
    • Brandon V. Fletcher
      • 97point6
        Brandon, as you well know, this is a no facts zone. Please remove any, and all, educational information.
    • Xerxexx
      You call yourself a film fan?
      • DavideCoppola
        Troll alert.
        • Xerxexx
          • Chris Scott
            Just seeing these comments considering I rarely get on this site except to comment occasionally. So, in other words if you say you don't think a movie looks good because its overly artsy you're somehow not a movie fan or somehow a troll My all time favorite movie is Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart
          • Xerxexx
            Its simply the way you worded it. "Wow this looks stupid! Another dumb artsy film." Casablanca is a wonderful artistic achievement so attacking Walter Mitty as another dumb artsy film seems unwarranted...but seeing the backlash that ensued...we came off as bad.
          • Chris Scott
            Fair enough it happens. In the realm of films and the like maybe I came across kinda harsh as well with my initial criticism of the movie *tips hat* Just simply not my cup of tea though my good friend is stoked to see it
          • Xerxexx
            A fine gentleman indeed.
    • Are you even alive?
  • Ricardo_PT
    I'm not a big fan of Stiller as an actor, but boy is he showing some good directing skills! This looks like a must see movie!
  • Will be peeping this for sure.
  • Looks excellent.
  • Just so everyone knows, Fox is taking down YouTube versions of the trailer, and has not provided an embeddable Apple version. You can still watch the trailer at the link to the Apple trailer page above.
  • Jaret Curial
    Gorgeous is right! When I saw photos of this way back I thought this was going to be another family film in the vain of Night at the Museum or Tower Heist. Color me impressed.
  • Xerxexx
    Wow...that was a truly beautiful trailer...the tackling out of the window and jumping into the window shots were beautiful.
    • Vietnamthemovie
  • Dvt
    there's something great about this........ will definitely be keeping my hopes up
  • In case anyone asks, the song is "Dirty Paws"
  • Dvt
    holy shit! just realized from the comments! Ben STILLER DIRECTED THIS?!?! THIS GUY IS AMAZING!
  • Tyler Morgan
    Does anyone know the name of the song in the trailer? It sounds like Of Monsters and Men.
  • avconsumer2
    • Forced by the studio to embed the Quicktime version until they un-block all the YouTube uploads ugh...
  • Whoa, I am stunned.
  • maytheforce
    Amazing trailer!
  • That completely changed what I'm interested in seeing this fall. This is now high on my list. What a breathtakingly, good looking film.
  • Lars
    How dare you link this apple drivel. I just watched this on Youtube. Looks surprisingly good to be something that came out of the hack Stiller.
    • lewinston
      Stiller is hit and miss. I love Zoolander; Tropic Thunder and Mystery Men. It's when is does a movie like, 'Meet the Fockers' where I'm just like... no more please.
      • Greg Ventura
        Lars and Lewinston...that "hack" made over 1.3 Billion dollars with the three Fockers movies your opinions...probably are in the minority...
        • lewinston
          I'm not sure what your reading from my comment but I think that you think it reads like, "BEN STILLER IS A HACK! FAKE AND GAY!". I can assure you that most people would not read my comment like that.
  • JohnIGottschalk
    Am I the only who thinks this looks like an ad? Maybe it's just the sheer change of pace for trailer edits that's confusing me, or the odd shots that look cool, but a little uncohesive? Like slowmo, and then symmetrical shots, and then big open landscape shots, overhead shots. Am I the only one who finds this a bit weird? Maybe it'll work in the flow of the movie but right now it just pulls me a bit out of it. I guess the idea is we're supposed to be focusing on the world around him, more than we focus on him?
    • Xerxexx
      He's a day I'm sure in the final product it will all work properly.
  • Duane
    Finally Ben. There's a lil of that 'Cable Guy'/'Reality Bites' spark. Good on ya kiddo....
  • serke
    I have the feeling this movie will be something I really enjoy, the same way 'Stranger Than Fiction' made me appreciate Will Farrell. I'm still hoping that they include the original with Danny Kaye on the Blu-ray release. The same way they included the original The Day the Earth Stood Still with the remake, or Death Takes a Holiday with Meet Joe Black.
  • Nielsen700
    Looks amazing.




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