'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Gets a Gritty Movie 'Reboot' Trailer (VIDEO)
What if instead of Fresh Prince of Bel Air being a sitcom about charming and silly Will Smith moving from Philadelphia to California, it was actually a dark, moody, and complicated movie?
Well, now we can see what that would look like…. kind of. A major Fresh Prince superfan, Morgan Cooper, released a fake movie trailer this week revealing what it would be like if the show was a drama.
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“Like most '90s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince,” Cooper tweeted with the trailer attached.
“Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the story... so I decided to make this. S/O to incredible team who worked on this!”
Like most 90’s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince. Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the story... so I decided to make this. S/O to incredible team who worked on this! @tldtoday @kustoo @BeleafMel @easymccoy @madebyutah @txyxuxs
— Morgan Cooper (@morgancooperdp) March 10, 2019
In the trailer, Will is forced to move to Bel-Air from Philadelphia due to gang violence and police brutality.
The trailer has already racked up millions of views and has caught the eye of a few celebrities, including Will Smith himself!
“A lot has happened in the last 48 hours and continues to happen. People have really taken to this,” Cooper told OkPlayer.
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“I felt like growing up I always thought there was more to the story more behind the sitcom format. I thought, ‘Wow, we could take this story and really ground it in reality in a really dramatic way.'”
Fans also really responded to the trailer and many asked for Cooper to make the film!
When is it coming out??? pic.twitter.com/Vr179V2JQv
— LLÖdeCusHeCool (@CapitalOde) March 11, 2019
This is terrific! Sorry for being slow on the uptake, but is there a film to follow? Or is this it for now?
— Karafalos (@Pte_Hook) March 12, 2019
This was freaking incredible. pic.twitter.com/wQFayZr9G2
— JAIRU (@thejairu) March 12, 2019
So many goosebumps. This looks AMAZING.. I don't even know what else to say, I'm just amped. 👏😨
— Shelby Morell (@shelbymorell) March 10, 2019
I'd watch the hell out a series or full feature of this. Great work.
— Gareth Clarke (@lockonandfire) March 12, 2019