For he’s a fantastical fellow.
The latest trailer has been released for Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and much like the others we’ve seen so far, it’s truly excellent.
Based on the 1939 iconic short story by American author James Thurber, the story features an ordinary, unassuming man trapped in a thankless job and in love with an unattainable woman. He escapes his mundane life via a series of fantasies in which he is the heroic protagonist.
Ben Stiller is directing as well as starring in a film which, as you can see below, is packed with some great imagery and wonderfully surreal and gloriously ridiculously scenarios.
Early screenings have divided critics but perhaps your enjoyment of the movie will depend on your own level of cynicism.
The film could be America’s answer to the iconic UK 1970s children’s cartoon, Mr. Benn. And there can be no higher praise than that.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is released on 26th December.