It came as a bit of a surprise to see the first trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty attached to The Wolverine over the weekend, but now 20th Century Fox has finally released it online as well. This is Ben Stiller’s directorial follow-up to Tropic Thunder and it finds him going slightly outside his comfort zone with what appears to be a big budget fantasy adventure. That’s not to say the movie isn’t a comedy, although the trailer definitely has a melancholy tone to it as well.
The movie is a remake of the 1947 film of the same name which starred Danny Kaye as a meek editor at a book firm who escapes into very lifelike daydreams. If you think this sounds like something Jim Carrey would star in, he was actually attached to the project back in the ’90s. Ultimately Stiller ended up landing the lead with Kristen Wiig playing the love interest, Adam Scott as his boss and Sean Penn as an imaginary friend. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty hits theatres on Dec. 25th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.