Friday, February 19, 2010

Sprint Gets Ad Idea From Horror Movie

I'm probably not the first person to notice this, but a recent Sprint Nextel commercial has the same exact premise as the movie "Frozen," which is currently in theaters.

In both the ad and the movie, three skiers get stuck on a chairlift. How they handle the situation is slightly different, though. The Sprint skiers use the time to check Facebook and look things up on Google.

The "Frozen" skiers scream about how they "DON'T WANT TO DIE UP HERE" while wolves circle below, waiting to pull apart their hypothermic corpses.

Here's the Sprint ad...

...and the trailer for "Frozen."

I'm hoping other carriers will take a similar tack with their ads. Maybe Verizon could make a commercial based on "Saw 6."

Now that I think about it, Luke Wilson is the pitchman for AT&T. Would he be willing to reprise his role from the 2007 horror film "Vacancy"?

As you no doubt recall, his character was forced to use a pay phone in that movie, in an attempt to call for help (unsuccessfully).

Maybe in the commercial, he could escape the killer by accessing AT&T's 3G network?

UPDATE: It looks like someone has made a Sprint-"Frozen" mashup video.