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Arnold Schwarzenegger Re-creates Terminator 2's Bar Fight Scene for Video Game Ad


"I need your clothes. Your boots. And your motorcycle."

Arnold Schwarzenegger really needs some new material. A quarter century after walking naked into a seedy bar and uttering that famous line in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Arnie's still sizing up biker-dive patrons with his robo-vision and ordering folks to strip down and surrender their modes of transportation.

Here, the action-movie icon reenacts that memorable scene in a fun spot for game maker 2K promoting its upcoming WWE 2K16 title, in which Schwarzenegger's Terminator is a playable character for fans who pre-order.

"It's a nerd's dream: a painstaking re-creation of a classic film with a relevant twist to the cast," says Pete Harvey, creative director at barrettSF, which made the spot. "Our hope is that people pull up this scene with the original to compare what stayed absolutely consistent and what subtly changed."

The most obvious change is the supporting cast, with real-life WWE stars such as Eva Marie, Daniel Bryan and Finn Bálor playing barflies and waitstaff. (Dean Ambrose is so going to wish he'd used an ashtray to put out that cigar.) There is no sign of Hulk Hogan—and I have a feeling he won't be baaack anytime soon.

Also, in the cinematic original, Schwarzenegger was a sculpted god whose body epitomized muscly manhood, even if he was all transistors underneath. Today, though still in good shape, Arnie looks more like an aging, confused ex-governor of California, searching in vain for a bill he can veto.

Client: 2K
Campaign: "Biker Bar," "Raise Some Hell"

Agency: barrettSF
Creative Director: Pete Harvey
Senior Art Director: Brad Kayal
Senior Copywriter: Brad Phifer
Integrated Producer: Nicole Van Dawark
Assistant Producer: Heather Bernard
Managing Director: Patrick Kelly
Account Director: Brittni Hutchins
Account Manager: Jillian Gamboa

Production Company: Acne
Director, Director of Photography: Anders Jedenfors
Executive Producer: Rania Hattar
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Producer: Line Postmyr
Line Producer: Taylor Pinson
Production Designer: Joshua Strickland

Editing Company: The Vault
Editor: Kevin Bagley
Assistant Editor: Dustin Leary

Recording Studio: One Union Recording
Engineers: Eben Carr, Matthew Zipkin
Executive Producer: Lauren Mask

Sound Designer: Joel Raabe

Animation Company: Oddfellows
Creative Director: Chris Kelly
Animators: Cosmo Ray, Stan Cameron
Executive Producer: T.J. Kearney
Producer: Erica Kelly

Color Correction: Apache
Colorist: Shane Reed
Executive Producer: LaRue Anderson
Producer: Caitlin Forrest

Finshing: Everson Digital
Smoke Artist: Mark Everson

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