Safety Not Guaranteed: Trailer for Movie Based on Meme
Safety Not Guaranteed: Time-Travel Comedy Trailer
The trailer for Safety Not Guaranteed, a time-travel comedy based on an internet meme, which is in turn based on a real-life classified ad, has hit the web. You can watch it below.
The whole story began with a real-life classified ad in the Copenhagen Post which read, “WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.”
The movie is about three Seattle magazine staffers who track down a supermarket employee who believes that he has cracked the secret of time travel.
The safety not guaranteed meme as we know it also involves a high-school yearbook photo of a guy in a mullet, which did not appear with the original ad. It looks like the film is eschewing Mullet Guy.
Now, basing a movie on an internet meme sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the trailer for Safety Not Guaranteed suggests that the filmmakers threaded the needle. The film made a huge impression at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival: writer Derek Connolly won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.