‘The Replacer’ Returns, with JB Smoove in Tow, in New ‘Black Ops II’ Clip

By Kiran Aditham 

Nearly three months after 72andSunny introduced us to “The Replacer”–aka Fargo baddie Peter Stormare–in its campaign for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Revolution trailer, the agency has brought back the character, now with sidekick JB Smoove in tow, for its Black Ops II – Uprising promo. Jesus, how many entries are in this franchise? Anyhow, the newly formed dynamic duo embarks on several replacing adventures from serving as weatherman to fixing cable, with Stormare being his usual, somewhat menacing self and Smoove giving us the fast-talking delivery that we first came to know and love in Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

We’re not sure what the budget is here, but as the Black Ops franchise expands, so do seem the timeframe and scope of the clips promoting it. But, if you have the patience for it (it is lunchtime on the East Coast, after all), don’t let us stop you from taking in this slightly entertaining, slightly grating clip. Credits after the jump.


Agency: 72andSunny
Chief Creative Officer: Glenn Cole
Executive Creative Director: Frank Hahn
Creative Director, Writer: Josh Fell
Creative Director, Designer: Rey Andrade
Lead Writer: Zach Hilder
Lead Designer – Brandt Lewis
Writer: Matt Spicer
Designer: Will Lindberg
Director of Film Production: Sam Baerwald
Senior Film Producer: Dan Ruth
Jr. Film Producer: Peter Williams

Production Company: Hungry Man
Director: Wayne McClammy
Executive Producer: Mino Jarjoura
Executive Producer: Dan Duffy
Line Producer: Jay Shapiro
Director of Photography: Bryan Newman
Production Designer: Sue Tebbutt

Editorial: No6 LA
Editorial: NO6
Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone
Producer: Leslie Tabor
Editor: Chan Hatcher
Edit Assistants: Andrew Manne, Hilary Ruggiano

Visual Effects/Online: The Mill
Executive Producer: Sue Troyan
Executive Telecine Producer: LaRue Anderson
Set Supervisor: Robert Sethi
Telecine Producer: Sarah Laborde
VFX Producer: Anastasia von Rahl
Colorist: Shane Reed

Sound Design: Henryboy
Sound Designer: Bill Chesley
Producer: Kate Gibson

Mix: Lime Audio post
Mixer: Rohan Young
Assitant Mixer: Jeff Malen
Executive Producer: Jessica Locke

Intro music: Rival Sons “I Want More”
End music: Eastern Edges “Say Yeah”
Music by human

Agency: The Ant Farm
Co-President: Rob Troy
Vice-President/Creative Director: Scott Carson
Producer: Matthew Hunt
Sr. Associate Producer: Davis Jung
Assistant: Shane Needham
Principle Cinematography: Jason Norrid, Rick Grubel,

Lead Editor: Ahmet Atalay

Finishing/Colorist: Wren Waters (Therapy)