Tim Burton did not walk away with an award at the Oscars Sunday night, but anyone who tuned into the telecast still got to hear him speak. On Monday, Feb. 25 The Hollywood Reporter posted the Samsung commercial Burton starred in, which features the director pitching film ideas for the fake mobile game Unicorn Apocalypse. Burton's latest animated film, "Frankenweenie," had been nominated for Best Animated Feature.
Samsung took advantage of the current zombie craze to promote the new Samsung Galaxy S II with Burton's help. The nearly two minute clip features a group of employees talking before the quirky director walks through the door. In a meeting, Burton pitches the film title as "Unicorn Apocalypse: Horn of Darkness" which features an undead unicorn named Hornelius that bleeds rainbow colors.
The companies employees can be seen throughout the advertisement playing the game, which includes colorful graphics and excellent detail. More ideas are thrown around for the film, like having unicorns stab the remaining humans with horns, eating human flesh and having their eyes fall out. At this point even Burton says, "Guys, this is getting a little too weird for me."
Inspired by the unique game idea, Gamespot.com is now holding a contest for who can create the best Unicorn Apocalypse app by the end of the month. The game needs to be compatible with Samsung devices and technology.