Hungarian digital agency Delov Digital has produced a challenge to Volvo’s Epic Split commercial featuring Jean Jean-Claude Van Damme. In this video, martial arts film star Chuck Norris, with some CGI support, does the splits up in the air, balancing a human pyramid of eleven soldiers lit up like a Christmas tree, between two air force planes. The narrator recites a stanza from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 1, before wishing us all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
The Chuck Norris Christmas Epic Split ad was developed at Delov Digital by Valentin Delov Bajkov and Anita Dorner, with sound editor Bence Iváncsics and narrator Zsolt Pál.
Marcellus speaks about Christmas in Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Act 1, Scene 1.
Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long.
And then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad.
The nights are wholesome. Then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallowed and so gracious is that time.