First 'Date Night Trailer Released

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Those looking to get a glimpse at next year’s NBC Thursday primetime lineup-inspired hybrid film are in luck as 20th Century Fox has release the first trailer for the upcoming Steve Carell and Tina Fey romantic, action, comedy film Date Night.

This marks the first film by director Shawn Levy since his box office hits Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian raked in over $1 Billion. Not only does Levy have a new film, but also a script written by the talented Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen) with revisions by Josh Klausner (Shrek The Third), Simon Kinberg (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and Aline Bros McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). (You may remember the names Simon Kinberg and Aline Brosh McKenna as they are the writing team to sell a $2 million film pitch to Paramount with J.J. Abrams.)

Still, with so much talent involved this film is either going to be really good or really bad. The fact that they had so many extremely talented writers on this project has discouraged me quite a bit. Pick any of the writers who have touched this script and they’ve each delivered amazing material on their own. Why would one film need all of them? (If it’s really broken and needs help is my guess.)

In case you’re still wondering what I’m talking about with all this gobbledygook, here’s the official description below.

The Fosters are a typical suburban couple whose lives – including their weekly date nights of dinner and a movie – have become routine. To reignite the marital spark, they visit a trendy Manhattan bistro where a case of mistaken identity turns their evening into the ultimate date night-gone-awry. But as Claire and Phil take their unexpected walk on the wild side, they begin to remember what made them so special together.

What are you doing still hanging around here trying to find things to read, check out the trailer below.

Maybe I watch The Office too much, but I can’t help but feel that every movie Steve Carell has been in he continues to play his character Michael Scott through-out. While some people might not agree with my description of Evan Almighty as Michael Scott builds an ark, fans of The Office will be able to spot some very Michael Scott specific mannerisms in this trailer. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but I’d rather watch a movie with two new characters and not a Liz Lemon/Michael Scott mash-up.

That being said, there are some moments in the trailer that made me laugh and the cameos are interesting, but may come off a little hacky in the end (who knew Marky-Mark had such the spy setup – probably had this stuff left over from Get Smart). I’m probably going to pass on this movie in the theater, but when this film comes out on cable or shows up as an in-flight movie, I’ll happily watch it.

Enough of me, though. Will you be making this film your Date Night? (Wakka-wakka! How do you like my pun?)

Date Night is set to be released in theaters April 9, 2010.

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