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

He just needs a few things

"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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