The gorgeous two-minute trailer, set to the song “Dirty Paws” from Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, follows Stiller’s character, a magazine photo manager, as he daydreams of a better, more adventurous life than his office job and lonely existence.
An adaptation of James Thurber‘s short story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty follows the titular character as he embarks on a wild adventure in hopes of saving his job and that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) by finding a missing photo negative.
Based on this new trailer and the nearly 20-minutes of footage presented by Fox at CinemaCon in Las Vegas in April, it’s clear that Stiller’s directorial effort is gearing up to be a possible awards contender. The trailer features some stunning scenery, which was mostly shot in Iceland, and an epic story with some fantastical elements.
Also starring Adam Scott, Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine, the 20th Century Fox film hits theaters Dec. 25.