Fun fact: Richard Linklater circled this project for a while before moving on. And while we would’ve preferred to see that version, Ken Kwapis (“Big Miracle,” “License To Wed“) has delivered a sugary take on “A Walk in The Woods,” which seems like the easy-to-digest fare that his previous credits would indicate. And today, the first trailer for the film has landed.
Based on the memoir by Bill Bryson, Robert Redford and Nick Nolte lead the movie as two pals who team up to hike the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail. The twist is that they’re old, so the comedy falls in that vein, which means your parents will probably really dig this, otherwise this might make some decent airline fare at some point. “A Walk In The Woods” premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and while it couldn’t be slotted on the schedule of our team in Park City, it seems it’s one that’s just fine to wait a few more months to see.
“A Walk In The Woods” opens on September 2nd.