– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Paramount Pictures has released a trailer for their upcoming film, Downsizing, which stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, and Kristen Wiig.

Honestly, this is a film that had somehow evaded my knowledge. The premise here revolves around a world where something called “downsizing” is possible. Using this process, people can literally get shrunk down to five inches tall and live their lives in a world that’s shrunk down to their proportions.

In this film, Paul (Matt Damon) and Audrey (Kristen Wiig) are strapped for cash, and downsizing allows people to live like kings on a reasonable budget. So the pair decide to go through with the operation, but Paul is one for one hell of a surprise when he wakes up.

Take a look at the official synopsis for Downsizing below:

“Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.”

The idea behind this film is absolutely genius, and the execution looks to be pretty strong too. If you’re one of those folks who complains that nothing original never hits Hollywood, this may be the kind of film that’s up your alley.

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SOURCE: Paramount Pictures

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.