If Michel Gondry’s recent Regis Dialogue and Retrospective left you wanting more, you only have a few more months left to wait. Gondry’s new film, Be Kind Rewind, starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Mia Farrow, Danny Glover, and Melonie Diaz is slated for limited release on December 21, 2007. (Assuming it will be here, a perfect Christmas Day movie!) The trailer just hit the web and it looks nothing short of hilarious. This will be the second film that Gondry has both written and directed after his 2006 Science of Sleep. Where Science of Sleep was a very personal film for Gondry, Be Kind Rewind seems to be more of a traditional comedy, at least as traditional as Gondry can be. The premise is that Jerry (Jack Black) is magnetized, literally, and as a result ends up erasing the all the video tapes in the Mike’s (Mos Def) video store. Instead of replacing the tapes with new ones, Jerry and Mike decide to personally remake the films (replete with special effects, as seen in photo at left.)
Check out the Be Kind Rewind trailer HERE.