Edgar Wright is having a good moment. After his well-reported departure from the years he spent on Marvel’s Ant-Man, Wright went back to an original passion project and turned out Baby Driver, Sony’s surprise sleeper hit that went on to earn more than $200 million worldwide and 3 Oscar nominations (editing, sound mixing, and sound editing; natch). Now, Wright is serving up a dose of his signature genre tributes, albeit a rather condensed one, with a new star-studded Nike commercial.
The most inspirational little disaster movie you’ll ever see, the commercial finds the citizens (and celebrities) of the world uniting in a run to save the planet after the Earth suddenly stops turning. Now, if you’re thinking, “That’s definitely not what would happen if the Earth stopped turning,” you would be right. We’d pretty much all die horribly, and in a hurry, blown away in 1100 mph hour winds. But that’s not very inspiring, and no one wants to see Stranger Things star Sadie Sink smushed into the atmosphere, so enjoy a little suspension of disbelief while you’re being advertised to, wouldya?
Along with Sink, the “Stopocalypse” ad features a whole bunch of celeb and pro athlete cameos, including Kobe Bryant, Bill Nye, Kevin Hart, Odell Beckham Jr., Simone Biles, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and more. Check it out for yourself in the video below, and remember to always make sure you’re running in the right direction if you’re going unite the human race in an anti-apocalypse jog.
For more of the latest from Wright, check out the links below:
- Listen: Edgar Wright Picks His Top 50 Movie Soundtrack Moments
- Edgar Wright Shares ‘Baby Driver’ Oscar Premonition
- Edgar Wright Shares His 100 Favorite Horror Films of All Time
- ‘Baby Driver’: 58 Things We Learned from Edgar Wright’s Audio Commentaries