Trailer Talk - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ahead of any official online debut, I sat in The Wolverine today (review to come) to discover the first trailer for Walter Mitty attached. I rolled my eyes because…well, let’s face it: Stiller’s filmography lately hasn’t been anything to brag about. But I actually walked away with easily one of the most memorable trailers of the year.
I was surprised, really. Showing a handful of incredible footage and flexing an amazing cast, the trailer is only executed with a rising score and no dialogue until the final moments. Perhaps some of the best visual storytelling I’ve seen in a long time, I won’t ruin anything about the imaginative and surprising first look. But I can say I am SHOCKED that Stiller is directing this and equally as baffled by how great it looks.
Those reactions out of CinemaCon earlier this year with the words ‘Oscar buzz’ had me highly skeptical. Now? Well…I’m certainly hopeful.
Needless to say, I can’t wait to share the trailer with you (presumably next week).