First Trailer for Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Having slowly carved out a directing career that’s perhaps more impressive than his acting resume, Ben Stiller‘s latest helming work looks to do something quite rare in Hollywood: produce a worthy remake of a classic. Following the 1947 version, this update on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty finds Stiller as a daydreaming magazine photo manager who embarks on an adventure to find a missing negative.

If you saw The Wolverine in theaters last weekend you’ve already seen this trailer, but now 20th Century Fox have made it available online and it’s quite a striking, unexpected preview. Mixing fantasy and reality, all with barely any dialogue, it’s shaping up to be one of our most-anticipated films of the fall and a huge step-up for Stiller in terms of directing scope. Also starring Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt.


OP: This looks awesome. Really excited for this movie.

ETA: Fox pulled the trailer off youtube. You can see it at yahoo.