Trip out on 2001: A Space Odyssey recut as a modern blockbuster trailer

Yesterday would have been Stanley Kubrick's 84th birthday. To celebrate, let's see how his sci-fi opus would fare in today's frantic film market. Here's the 2001 trailer diced up Fincher-style with a driving techno beat. No matter how you slice it, it's still the ultimate trip.

This cool but chaotic redux pairs a piece of music called "Tactical Dominance" by artist Jack Trammell with the mind-warping visuals of the movie maestro's masterpiece. What's amazing is how well it translates to a more modern sensibility a la the recent studio ad campaigns of Inception and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Gone are the waltzes and strings, replaced by a sonic assault toned perfectly to today's fevered tentpole mentality.

So compare the new kid with the '68 original and see which one fires you up most ...

(via Giant Freakin Robot)