Just when I thought Eddie Murphy’s head couldn’t get any bigger, there’s a giant traveling Eddie Murphy head to publicize a movie about little people living inside Eddie Murphy’s (comparatively giant) head.
Across the nation, visitors to the traveling head, which weighs in at almost three tons and has been crossing the nation since June 13th, will have the opportunity to take photos inside of Dave’s ear (mirroring the image in the film’s current poster), then upload them onto the movie’s website. Using selected photos from the website, Twentieth Century Fox will create a mosaic version of the Meet Dave poster, which it will place in theaters across the country – where moviegoers can learn if they’ve made it into Dave’s Head.
[20th Century Fox via Comingsoon.net]
Now if only Hancock thought about this kind of promotional vehicle then I would be there!
According to ET Online and the movie’s co-star Gabrielle Union, “We play two-inch-tall people who have arrived to Earth in a vessel shaped as our captain, played by Eddie Murphy. So, there’s us little people inside a big Eddie.”
Amazingly enough Gabriel didn’t misspeak. According to the movie description that’s exactly what the film is about:
In the film, opening in theaters everywhere on July 11, Dave Ming Chang (Eddie Murphy), newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There’s something about him that’s not quite right – for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: “Dave” is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. It’s Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy in Meet Dave. .
[From 20th Century Fox via Comingsoon.net]
A: “Something not quite right about?” You mean besides the concept of this movie? and “He seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable?” You mean more than I am reading about this movie description or watching the trailer?
B: …so Gabrielle DID answer the question correctly? Ouch. Sorry, Gab. It just didn’t seem like it was an actual plot they would develop since Murphy’s last space adventure: The Adventures of Pluto Nash was as successful as The Golden Girls spin off: The Golden Palace.
I don’t think I’m ever gonna “meet Dave”, but if you’re considering it, let this trailer forewarn you: