The last time that Alexander Payne’s name made the headlines, he was the mind behind a movie that was set in Nebraska, done completely in black and white, and was as grounded in reality as you could get.
Now, Payne is doing, arguably, the exact opposite in imagining a futuristic world where shrinking yourself is not only possible, but sold as a better way of living life with his latest work, Downsizing.
The result (and the subsequent questions that arise from it) appears to be undeniably fascinating and filled with plenty of funny set pieces (like an adult dramedy version of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids?).
See for yourself in the trailer here.