It may have been almost 15 years since the original Zoolander film gave us Blue Steel but the long awaited sequel is now upon us.
Above is the official teaser trailer for Zoolander 2, which sees the return of Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander and, (even though he’s not in the teaser trailer), Owen Wilson as super model Hansel McDonald.
Zoolander 2 is scheduled for release on February 12th, 2016.
Ahem! We think you’ll find that it’s actually spelt ‘neighbourhood‘, with an added ‘u‘. It’s OK America, we forgive you.
The teaser trailer above is for a new comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and the amazing Richard Ayoade, or as most people know him in the UK; Moss from The IT Crowd. Directed by Akiva Schaffer, a Saturday Night Live writer responsible for this and this, NeighboUrhood Watch rattles along like so:
A group of four friends form a neighbourhood watch group for their suburb to allow them time to bond and escape from their families. However, when the group discovers a plot that threatens the entire world, they are forced to confront it head on.
Apparently that threat involves some kind of alien invasion, although that aspect of the plot is avoided entirely in the teaser trailer and Doug Jones, who has played all kinds of non-human roles, (Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth), will once more slip into costume and heavy make up to play the alien threat.
Here’s an SNL digital short which was broadcast last week Stateside, starring Ben Stiller and Adam Samberg, about the often taboo fashion topic of V Neck t-shirts.
Christ Ben Stiller is looking old!
This film has an element of good and bad. The bad is that it’s directed by Bret Ratner, (X Men: The Last Stand, Rush Hour 1-3, Red Dragon), the good thankfully outweighs the bad with writing credits attributed to Noah Baumbach, (The Life Aquatic, The Squid And The Whale, Fantastic Mr Fox) and it’s cast, consisting of Alan Alda, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Matthew Brodrick, Tea Leoni and Eddie ‘Donkey‘ Murphy.
That’s the single most interesting aspect about this trailer, Eddie Murphy’s return to the big screen in a role which looks to be paying homage to Reggie Hammond, a character which launched his movie career in the film 48 Hrs.
SPOILER ALERT: We’re betting that the money they’re looking for is hidden under the large dollar bill in the pool on the roof. Just a hunch, cos Hollywood has taught us well.