Two Preview Clips from Mr. Popper's Penguins
06.03.11 by Ryan
The upcoming comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins began as a 1938 children's book written by Richard and Florence Atwater, one that many might remember from elementary school. Initially set to be directed by Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) and star Ben Stiller, the movie was likely a different movie then, before Twentieth Century Fox turned it into a vehicle for Jim Carrey with Mark Waters (Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past) directing.
Opening in a packed summer movie season, Fox is banking on audiences getting excited about seeing Carrey goof around with a bunch of penguins, releasing both an international trailer and a domestic trailer in the past two months to promote the movie. The latest promotional footage comes from two preview clips, which are good indications of the movie's humor and whether Carrey plus penguins equals a funny movie.
In the first preview clip, Popper (Carey) tries to get rid of one of his penguins, only to discover that the security in his apartment building is better than he anticipated.