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Watch: 'The Black Mamba' Short Film For Nike With Kobe Bryant, Directed By Robert Rodriguez

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 19, 2011 5:10 AM
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Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo & Kanye West Stop By For Cameos

The full length short film, "The Black Mamba," a collaboration between Nike, Kobe Bryant and director Robert Rodriguez has landed and it's....okay.

The sorta meta concept is a movie about the making of a movie, with Rodriguez pitching Bryant on a movie concept about a hero called "The Black Mamba," and as he describes it, we see what he envisions. Bryant squares off against a monster-fied Danny Trejo, runs into Bruce Willis seemingly reprising his role from "The Expendables" before doing a final battle against zombie looking basketball players commissioned by main baddie Kanye West. It fits very comfortably into the grindhouse wheelhouse for Rodriguez, so if you've worn out your "Machete" DVD this is probably worth a quick spin. Check it out below. [Nike]

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  • Simon | February 20, 2011 7:20 AMReply

    Some.. screen presence.

    Still nice one Rodriguez! You should cast yourself more.

    Great SFX yet again. Took me back to Sin City for a minute. Tops.

  • nat | February 20, 2011 3:53 AMReply

    Maybe he's getting less roles, but I also think he likes working with Robert Rodriguez, they're good budies.

  • Michael Bay | February 19, 2011 8:57 AMReply

    @ ao

    go post that garbage elsewhere.

  • Edward Davis | February 19, 2011 8:20 AMReply


  • ao | February 19, 2011 8:13 AMReply

    yo yo how bout you guys report on the real story

    git noe on the line, git a statement, be a real journalist

  • Michael Bay | February 19, 2011 7:21 AMReply

    that was really entertaining

  • BuntyHoven | February 19, 2011 6:25 AMReply

    Does Bruce Willis have financial issues? He's becoming almost Nicolas Cage-like in his numerous appearances in random projects.

  • JP | February 19, 2011 6:18 AMReply

    Kobe's got some screen presence

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