In case anyone hadn't noticed, Jim Carrey has been on a bit of a journey these past few years, dealing with some pretty tragic events in his personal life while coming to a crossroads in his movie career, deconstructing his stardom in a search for some kind of deeper meaning

He hasn't actually starred in a movie since Dumb And Dumber To in 2014, but now he's set to return in a thriller called Dark Times... and the first trailer certainly lives up to the title.

We're calling it Ace Ventura: Depressed Detective.

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Carrey has shown off some formidable acting chops in the past, in the likes of The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - this time out, however, it's like he chose the grimmest, bleakest movie possible - a Polish serial killer flick. Completed two years ago, it's taken some time to find its way to the screen. 

Carrey's currently working on a TV series that reunites him with his Eternal Sunshine director Michele Gondry entitled Kidding, where (according to the synopsis) 'a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking'. He's also keeping busy with his art career, via regular Twitter updates:

Dark Crimes premieres on VOD in the US next month. In the meantime, we're going to watch The Cable Guy again - now that movie is dark and funny.