Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for their upcoming action comedy Game Night. In partner with New Line Cinema, Game Night comes from Vacation (thumbs down) directors and Spider-Man: Homecoming (thumbs up) writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and follows a couple – played by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams whose weekly game night quickly gets out of hand when a murder mystery party doesn’t go according to plan.
Surprisingly the trailer works for me. I didn’t get any major laughs, which I’m okay with because it’s being marketed as an action comedy and that means I should experience bigger laughs inside the theaters. The draw for me personally is the cast. For the most part I’m a fan of Bateman’s work, and I’m in no matter what when it comes to both McAdams and Kyle Chandler, especially the former. I can and will watch anything that women is in.
It bares great resemblance to the Steve Carell and Tina Fey action comedy Date Nate from a few years ago, but as the synopsis expresses, it’s kicked up a notch. It looks like something worth getting exciting for, and hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.
Watch the first trailer below and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Are you a game night regular? Did the trailer work for you? Game Night also stars Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston and Michael C. Hall.
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.