Can you imagine if Ben Stiller’s name is called when the Academy Award for Best Director is called in February? Nope, neither can I. And regardless of whether Stiller is gunning for such an honour, it’s hard to not watch the trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and acknowledge how far Stiller is trying to stretch his abilities. By stretch, I’m not trying to say that he’s stretched beyond his means. I mean that he’s attempted to stretch his talents for comedy and its nuances to join audiences together in a real spectacle. Who knows, this might all be just an extraordinarily well-edited trailer!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is about a timid photo editor at Life Magazine, who’s wild imagination carries his day dreams to far-off places; locations he’s far too shy to venture. But, when a negative goes missing, he embarks on a real-life adventure that goes beyond his wildest dreams.
These seven new character posters all feature Mitty (Stiller) in various daydreams and scenarios. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens on Christmas Day.