'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Trailer Includes Cat Videos & Monkey Piss

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'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Trailer Includes Cat Videos & Monkey Piss

Even before they get urinated on by a monkey, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan straight-up steal the theatrical trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Once again, Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley, a security guard who discovered that the exhibits at New York's Museum of Natural History came to life every evening in 2006's Night at the Museum.

In this third and final installment, the artifact that animates the exhibits is losing its magical power, sending Larry and his historical buddies on a wild adventure to unlock the mystery of the Golden Tablet of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah and save all the historical figures from becoming nothing more than lifeless recreations.

After the last sequel, 2009's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, took Stiller and company to Washington D.C., Secret of the Tomb goes European, unleashing Larry's pals on London, inside and out of the British Museum.

"We go to the British Museum in the second half of the movie because that is where the answers lie. It's not because it felt like time to get on an airplane," director Shawn Levy swore earlier this year, preempting accusations of European vacation gimmickry.

"We have brought museums to life, but we have never really explored the idea of taking the magic into the world," said Levy. "This movie really goes beyond the museum walls. We are out in London, on a double-decker bus, in Trafalgar Square. It's a juicy idea we haven't explored."

Stiller's accompanied by series vets Wilson, Coogan, Skyler Gisondo, Robin Williams, Rami Malek, Mizuo Peck, Ricky Gervais, and Patrick Gallagher.

Joining the party this time is Dan Stevens, the Downton Abbey alum playing Lancelot in a performance that Levy described as "a comedic revelation."

Ahkmenrah's father, meanwhile, is played by series newcomer Ben Kingsley, while Rebel Wilson plays a guard at the British Museum.  Dick Van Dyke and Bill Cobb also shot a scene as old timer security guards alongside the late Mickey Rooney.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is set to open nationwide on December 19th.

It's actually the second Shawn Levy movie of 2014.  The first was This Is Where I Leave You, the dramedy novel adaptation that came and went back in September.

Despite his other, more grown up 2014 movie, Levy has a special place in his heart for this profitable franchise, saying, "These remain the most successful movies that Ben and I have ever done. Ultimately, in some ways, this is about saying goodbye to a franchise which has been career defining for both of us."


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