Will Smith talks to the filmmaker who made viral ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ remake trailer
A gritty remake of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was shown in a viral trailer earlier this month, directed and written by rising filmmaker, Morgan Cooper.
Will Smith, who starred as the main character in the original series, met up with the clever creative to discuss his thoughts on the video making its way around the internet and social media. Offering a more dramatic, less comedic take on the story, the remake aptly titled “Bel-Air” is deemed to be “brilliant” by Will as he asks the director where he got his inspiration for the project.
“Bel-Air” Remake Movie Trailer – Directed by Morgan Cooper
Interviewing Cooper at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, the writer claims that he came up with the idea in a split second in a light bulb moment as he drove under an overpass. Will also introduced the filmmaker to the writer of “Fresh Prince” season one, Mike Soccio, whilst highlighting how the original story mirrored his own life.
Moving to LA in hopes of a better future, and mainly to start “Fresh Prince” (ironically), you can find out a lot more info in the video above.