Tag Archives: Viral Video

Michael Fassbender Shines as David

Here’s the latest viral video for Prometheus featuring a sublime performance by Michael Fassbender as David, the film`s artificial protagonist or antagonist – can`t be certain which side David will lean towards just yet. If you are familiar at all with the Alien franchise, you would know that robots have either been a technological blessing or an astronaut`s worst nightmare (2001`s Hal 9000 rings-a-bell). In the past, the franchise`s artificial counterparts have been played brilliantly (Ian Holm as Ash in Alien; Lance Henriksen as Bishop in Aliens) and Fassbender`s performance in this clip proves that Alien fans have nothing to worry about – this robot is in good hands!

Someone has a splitting headache...

 

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Coming to a Theatre Near You: YouTube

“Suddenly one day some little fat girl in Ohio is going to be the new Mozart… and make a beautiful film with her father’s little camera-corder, and for once this whole professionalism about movies will be destroyed forever and it will become an art form.” – Francis Ford Coppola

Alright, YouTube isn’t actually coming to a silver screen near you, but a video that has gone viral via YouTube is!

According to Variety, Paramount has recently recruited some writers of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm fame to help pen a script for a feature-length big screen adaptation of a YouTube viral sensation.The lucky video to be given the silver screen treatment is “Ultimate Dog Tease”, a video just shy of one in a half minutes featuring a comedic (I don’t know, didn’t think it was that funny) voice over actor uttering lines as if he were narrating the thoughts and ideas of his German Sheppard (Look Who’s Talking Now anyone?). I’m sure this wasn’t the direction Mr. Coppola had in mind for his “art form”.

I know, sounds like a train wreck right. Obviously, not the first time Hollywood has chosen to adapt the strangest of pop culture fodder i.e. Battleship (I didn’t realize gigantic alien ships were hidden beneath the transparent blue plastic surfaces of the board game, huh?!), Julie and Julia (I know the film was adapted from some books, but inspiration was derived from a blog), and apparently the gel-filled action hero, Stretch Armstrong (I’m pretty sure this is already the title for some porn flick).

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