A few years ago an amazingly well thought out video game trailer went viral. The trailer was for the then upcoming Dead Island. The trailer’s key idea? Backwards slow-motion. The entire trailer was backwards, but told a simple, emotionally resonant story that really served to peak interest in the game.
Well, now a few years later director BJ McDonnell (Hatchet 3) has recreated the trailer shot-for-shot with real actors in real locations. It’s splendid and just as jaw dropping as when the original trailer was released.