First Brief Teaser Trailer for Alexander Payne's New Film 'Downsizing'
"The world is filled with things to see." Paramount has debuted the first short teaser trailer for Alexander Payne's Downsizing, which is premiering at the Venice Film Festival today (hence why this trailer is out). This social satire from Payne is a hugely ambitious film where, sometime in the future, the Norwegians have invented a method to shrink humans down to a very small size - about 4 inches. The story follows Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a married couple who decide to get the procedure in order to live a happier, better life in a tiny city – and save the environment while at it. The cast includes Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris, Udo Kier, Kerri Kenney, and Hong Chau. It is a totally wacky film but it has so much to say, and it's unlike anything you've ever seen. Put this on your radar now.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Alexander Payne's Downsizing, direct from Paramount's YouTube:
Downsizing follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time. Downsizing is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Alexander Payne, of the films Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska previously. The screenplay is written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. This is premiering at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Paramount will then release Downsizing in select theaters starting December 22nd later this year. First impression?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Sudekis... uh, no thank you!! I like watching movies where the people in it can actually act and aren't a bunch of self glorifying hacks. Thanks anyway.
CyraNOSE on Aug 30, 2017
The troll has spoken.
dude on Aug 31, 2017
The premise could be the start of great horror, disaster, thriller or monster movies, you could get really freaky with that starting point! 😀
El_MUERkO on Aug 30, 2017
Reminds me of that one "SpongeBob" episode more than anything else. Remember "wumbo"?
Mark Brackney on Sep 2, 2017
Nice concept. It looks silly in the best possible way.
DAVIDPD on Aug 30, 2017
David Byrne and his singing made me think that this deserves some attention. And although, I don't like the premise, I also like Alexander Payne so I might try this ...
shiboleth on Aug 30, 2017
Love me some Talking Heads!
grimjob on Aug 31, 2017
It's a beautiful Road to Nowhere, isn't it? In a Wilde, Wilde World full of Psycho Killers whom you can meet only Once in a Lifetime, right?
shiboleth on Sep 1, 2017
Well played friend.
grimjob on Sep 4, 2017
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