Maybe they were inspired by Michel Gondry’s comedy, Be Kind Rewind, or maybe they were just bored of staring at the calendar and crossing off the days until Star Trek Into Darkness‘ oh-so-far-away May 13 release date. Whatever the case, the creative goofballs at DustFilms have put together a homemade, shot-for-shot remake of the trailer for JJ Abrams’ second Trek film. Armed with a decent supply of cardboard, a couple of action figures, a kick-ass a cappella soundtrack, and a camera, the crew has recreated the trailer in a style that would make Gondry’s Mike and Jerry proud (and it’d be a great preview to tack on to the beginning of their Sweded version of Rush Hour 2).
The team’s attempt at recreating Abrams’ Star Trek cast is pretty amusing. They’ve got their ponytailed brunette and their bobbed blonde, but the horrible wigs worn by the trailer’s Kirk and Spock characters stand out as being one of the worst (and funniest) aspects of the recreation. They come a close second to the shot where the guy playing Benedict Cumberbatch’s character (I can’t wait until we can just call him Khan) stares menacingly from the other side of the sliding glass patio door that’s standing in for the glass wall of the spacey pod (is it a prison cell?) where Cumberbatch—is being held? is just chilling?—in real film’s the trailer.
Honourable mention goes to the homemade soundtrack and voice-over and to the barber shop chair that does an admirable job of standing in for the captain’s chair on the USS Enterprise (which—in the DustFilm version—is made completely of cardboard).
Check out both trailers below: