Fake Trailer Imagines 'Where's Waldo' as Government Action Thriller

March 6, 2012
Source: Vulture

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"Of all the men in our agency, you're one of the few who knows how to blend in completely." With MGM snagging the rights to a Where's Waldo movie late last year, it appears at least some people are still keen on seeing the striped vagabond hit theaters. However, we still don't know what kind of story will be crafted to adapt the classic book series. Well, others can't wait for the studio to get going and have taken the character into their own hands in an unexpected way. Alex Goyette and his Joule Thief crew have crafted a trailer making the character a specialized assassin who goes so rogue, he would make Jack Bauer blush.

Here's the fake trailer for Where's Waldo from Alex Goyette and Joule Thief via Vulture:

Goyette not only stars in this video as Waldo, but he also wrote, directed and produced the trailer. He says on Joule Thief's Facebook page that "it was by far the most complicated project I've put together in my entire life." The production quality is certainly there, and while I love the Hobo with a Shotgun feel to the video, we can almost guarantee that this is a version of Waldo that we will not see on the big screen. However, I love the incorporation of Waldo's signature cane and binoculars being used as weapons. It'd be nice if MGM's take on the film found some good use for those tools as well. Either way, this is just fun.

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I liked The Waldo Ultimatum much more.

Zeus on Mar 6, 2012


This is funny shit badass Waldo

Jalts4 on Mar 6, 2012


Mr Nolan, I think I've found your next project...

Chris McQueen on Mar 6, 2012


Alex you are amazing!!! Keep up the great work!!!! 

Fiona Dawn on Mar 6, 2012


ARGH WHY....now hollywood old people are thinking of something new.......

Jericho on Mar 6, 2012


they needed Carmen Sandiego as the love interest/assassin sent to kill him.....

Jericho on Mar 6, 2012


Played by...? Eva Mendes?

McWetty on Mar 7, 2012


Probably the funniest thing I have ever seen that has an attachment to my childhood. Oh the hours spent looking for that red and white man.

Chris Barnett on Mar 6, 2012


That is better than a lot of movies that actually get made.

Crapola on Mar 6, 2012


...out of all the wanna be directors who craft their mindless shorts purley with vfx (many have been posted here) this guy has some balls to pull this trailer together. Funny as hell. Hope he gets some traction with this !! Hes got my money for sure.

Saenker on Mar 6, 2012


love it!

Shenandoah Kemmerer on Mar 10, 2012

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