Alexander Payne’s sci-fi satire DOWNSIZING gets a trailer, film due December 22, 2017

Paramount has released a DOWNSIZING trailer tease. The upcoming dramedy takes place in a world where Norwegian scientists have solved overpopulation by being able to shrink people down to the size of action figures. With the promise of great wealth and a new life, a married couple decides they want to give it the irreversible process a go, but at the last minute, one of them bails, leaving the other small and putting him on a path to new adventures.

The out-there premise of this film is pretty funny — something you could easily see as an episode of The Twilight Zone if it was approached through the lens of tragedy instead of comedy and the early reviews flooding out of film festivals position DOWNSIZING as an innovative genre film that’s backed by a healthy dose of social satire. When Collider caught the film at the Venice Film Festival, they said DOWNSIZING “feels like a live-action, adult Pixar movie (except with full frontal male nudity).”

DOWNSIZING is currently playing at TIFF and will continue the festival circuit in coming months and opens in theaters nationwide on December 22. It stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, and Neil Patrick Harris.

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