Following his globetrotting Super Bowl ad for Turkish Airlines, director Ridley Scott has used his unparalleled film-making abilities to craft a mesmerizing new four-minute short film titled "The Seven Worlds" for Hennessy.
For the brand's latest campaign, "Each Drop Is An Odyssey," the acclaimed visionary went full sci-fi, crafting seven very unique and distinct alien worlds that theoretically represent the seven notes which combine to describe the taste of Hennessy's new X.O cognac.
For "Sweet Notes," Scott crafted a world similar to Dune with explorers discovering the gift of honey; "Rising Heat" is shaped as a hot desert like John Carter of Mars with giant Prometheus-like statues walking alongside a humanoid race; "Spicy Edge" focuses on alien technology in a chamber that looks straight from the Alien franchise that's being used to create a woman via colorful spices; while "Flowing Flame" deals with an advanced species of human navigating an aircraft over what seems to be an exploding volcano in a scene that looks pulled from his take on The Martian.
"Chocolate Lull" then details the exploits of an old wanderer on a planet where gravity's weak, which leaves him floating after biting into the chocolate treasure he discovers; "Wood Crunches" is a nature-based story that delves into a being made from birds and shrubbery, which eventually turns into a plant; and last but not least, "Infinite Echo" focuses on these six worlds and the creator that's pulling the strings behind them as they bring forth the essence of life.
"I was attracted to this project because I was inspired by the potential for art and entertainment to bring this story to life," Ridley said in a press release. "Hennessy has a great product, and I was lucky enough to have the freedom to interpret this and create something amazing. I think people will be stunned when they see the film."
Scott collaborated with Moving Picture Company (MPC), who worked with him on Alien, The Martian as well as Blade Runner, to produce this cosmic commercial.
Hennessy will air a 60-second version of the film during the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, but the full short can be seen online right now along with behind-the-scenes footage of the production.