New Images from Ben Stiller’s THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

     July 29, 2013

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New images have been released for Ben Stiller‘s upcoming film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  In the remake of the 1947 film, Stiller stars as the eponymous LIFE Magazine proofreader who, incapable of standing up for himself in the real world, retreats to a fantasy where he becomes his poised, confident opposite.  In a recent article on the picture, Empire describes Walter Mitty as, “in essence, around ten movies in one,” due to the fantasy sequences.  When Steve saw footage from the movie at CinemaCon, he said it’s Stiller’s “most adult work to date and the footage I viewed show heart, humor and restraint.  Look for this to be an awards contender at the end of the year.”  Empire was even more effusive in their praise from 13 minutes of footage they saw at a cinema exhibitors’ presentation in Barcelona.  The publication said that the movie has touches of Life of Pi, Forrest Gump, The Apartment, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Hit the jump for a description of the footage.  The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean PennThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens December 25th.

Via Empire.

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So what footage caused Empire to compare The Secret Life of Walter Mitty to three Oscar-winning movies?  Here’s their description of the footage:

The footage was an extended sequence involving a fantasy Wiig singing a stunning a cappella version of David Bowie’s Major Tom, inspiring Stiller’s Mitty to jump in a helicopter and then back out of it and into the ocean, for a close encounter with a great white shark. The shark was stunningly realised, but it was the marriage of movie and music that really moved.

From this description, I’m eager to see a trailer for what could easily be an Oscar contender if Stiller has struck the balance between the fantastical and the soft drama Academy members love.

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