Fatboy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choice’ video has been remastered.
It’s been two decades since much-loved DJ/producer Fatboy Slim and Bootsy Collins released ‘Weapon of Choice’. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the original video, directed by Beastie Boys collaborator Spike Jonze, has been uploaded to YouTube in 4K.
Famously featuring actor Christopher Walken, the Grammy award-winning video has garnered over 50 million YouTube views, with Oliver Maingay from London video specialists Vanderquest describing the remastering process as a “marathon 18 day VFX session”.
Maingay said the jobs varied from “removing the giant rig used to fly Christopher Walken around an empty hotel, to superimposing a portrait of Fatboy Slim on to a blank wall and even some Face/Off inspired swapping between actor and stunt man”, and that Vanderquest hopes the restoration is “a stunning new remake of one of, if not the, greatest music videos of all time”.
You can check out the remastered ‘Weapon of Choice’ video below.
Last weekend, Fatboy Slim took part in the UK’s first trial club events in Liverpool, performing alongside The Blessed Madonna, Hot Since 82 and Jayda G.
In March, the DJ revealed the dates for a UK arena tour taking place later this year.