Six-minute preview gives away a few secrets.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the latest fantasy comedy from Ben Stiller, has just been given a new trailer - in an unusually longform manner.
The six-minute tease gives us a much more in-depth idea of the comic tone and fantasy adventures experienced by perennial daydreamer Walter Mitty (Stiller), plus supporting turns from Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and Patton Oswalt.
Early notices for the film have been polarised, with many critics loving the blend of comedy, drama and fantasy, while others have seen it as over-mawkish.
The synopsis for the film reads as follows:
“Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber’s classic story of a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.”
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is released to UK cinemas on Boxing Day.