Though we’ve all-too-often seen Matt Damon needing rescue from extraordinary situations, Downsizing may be the first time he’ll need saving from, like, a mayonnaise jar he fell into. The latest from Nebraska and Sideways writer-director Alexander Payne, the film imagines a distinctly Rick Moranis-inspired solution to man’s ever-growing footprint on Earth: physically shrinking ourselves down to a few inches high. Payne has dubbed the film “Black Mirror by way of Robert Altman,” and he’s been working on it for over a decade; it almost went into production in 2009 with Paul Giamatti, Reese Witherspoon, and Sacha Baron Cohn in the lead roles. Here, Damon is joined by Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Jason Sudeikis as they scale down to a size where they actually get full on a single serving size, for the first time saving the other Hot Pocket for later.
This first teaser trailer is, frankly, about the most mundane presentation one could imagine for a shrinking movie, but a full-length preview is promised for September 12. The full film arrives December 22.