The first trailer for the new comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid was released on yahoo recently and it actually looks very funny. It has the feel of an adult oriented comedy but it involves pre-teen kids.
The film is based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the film chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man's diary and hand-drawn cartoons.
Here is the description from the book:
Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.
Check out the trailer for the film below which is set to come out on April 2nd 2010, and tell us what ya think!
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Writer: Jeff Filgo
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Chloe Moretz, Steve Zahn