James Bond braves Bangkok traffic just to get a date.

Bond gets a license to endorse Visa in a regional campaign viewed by over 155 million homes across Asia-Pacific. Adlove's favorite among the "All it Takes" TV campaign series.

"Shot in Bangkok, the commercial took over 200 crew, 100 extras and more than 100 cars and trucks to reconstruct a Chinatown setting with the typical markets and traffic jam."

The ad stars Pierce Brosnan (of course) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger fame). And for those who can't read Chinese (like me), the chargen at the end reads: NEED REPAIRS? The ubiquitous Tuk-tuk is the native mode of transportation in Thailand,so named because of the sound of its engine. Super adgrunts read more to watch the ad.

Client: Visa Principal Talent: Pierce Brosnan

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Comments (5)

  • Dabitch's picture

    Hahaha, the best chase ever in a commercial? Not bad, and I like the blues-brother style death of the tuk-tuk!

    Oct 13, 2003
  • Goodbye's picture

    Hehe - when he frowns at the lobster !

    Oct 13, 2003
  • adlove's picture

    Pierce also did a Visa commercial in the US coinciding with his Bond movie. This Asian ad was also done partly to promote another Bond movie.

    Oct 14, 2003
  • adlib's picture

    Best. Tuk Tuk. Chase. Ever.

    Oct 15, 2003
  • adlove's picture

    Yeah, the ad scores high in terms of recall in this side of the globe. I think it has the best chase scene ever.

    Oct 15, 2003

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