While the most recent trailer is brilliantly effective (see my post about it here), this literary preview that Eggers' wrote really has gotten me jazzed up because it's a first taste of the tone of the film. Eggers is one of the best writers alive now, his books stick with you like some type of persistent syrup after doing the dishes after a delicious pancake breakfast. Check out this paragraph below
Max looked around to see if anyone was close. It seemed strange that a boat like this, a sturdy, viable boat, would be unoccupied. He had been coming to the bay for years and had never seen a boat like this, alone and without an owner. There was no sign of anyone nearby. The boat was his if he wanted it.
I recommend that you print out the whole thing before you read it. Don't read writing this good on the computer screen, there is something magical about holding well written prose in your hands. It's like the paper captures a little bit of zest that comes off the words. At this rate if the film can translate the magic of Eggers' work onto the screen, then damn, what a wild wild rumpus the film will be.