Ben Stiller returns behind the camera for his first feature since 2008’s Oscar-nominated Tropic Thunder, and filming is already underway for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

The film, a remake of the 1947 film of the same name (based on the short story by James Thurber), has an impressive cast headed up by Stiller himself, alongside Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Patton Oswalt.

Ten great new photos from the set have surfaced in which Stiller and (a heavily bearded) Scott duke it out for Stretch Armstrong.

“A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure with a negative goes missing.”

Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness) has penned the script, and given that he’s also written the upcoming Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, and Jon Favreau, it looks like he could well be one to watch for impressively-cast comedies in the years to come.

No word yet on exactly when we can look forward to seeing it on the big screen next year, but definitely the sooner the better in our books. As usual with these great new images, you can click to enlarge.

Source: IMDb.