...because it's apparently either that or make movies about a deadbeat dad who reconnects with his precocious, smart-mouthed son amid the world of competitive Robot Boxing. For the Shawn "Night At The Museum" Levy.
Dear lord... it's only a TRAILER, but how bad to do you already want to see that fucking kid get crushed by falling debris?
This is technically based on a Richard Matheson story best remembered as a Twilight Zone episode, though presumably without the brutal twist. Yes, it was also the basis of that Simpsons episode you're thinking of.
I hope the whole movie is actually like this trailer, though: Played completely straight and "serious" in the most earnest way possible. Not because it'll make it any better, but because I want to witness the spectacle of the director of "Cheaper by the Dozen" (and STAR of "Zombie Nightmare!") trying to wring pathos out of what amounts to "Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots: The Movie." You have to learn to love the little things.
Oh, and Levy is apparently still the guy WB wants for "The Flash," so... yeah.