When you think of the Academy Awards, the first thing that comes to mind is award-winning talent like… Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel?
Ok, maybe not, but those were the actors chosen to star in the trailer for the upcoming 84th Annual Academy Awards.
“We wanted to try something a little bit different this year instead of a traditional, clip-based piece,” says academy chief marketing officer Christina Kounelias in a statement. “The trailer has a fun twist that conveys how excited everyone is to have Billy back.”
In a video produced with Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die, former Transformers co-stars Duhamel and Fox are assigned on a quest to find the missing “host” (Billy Crystal).
Their hunt takes them to the far off corners of Mongolia where the elusive Oscars host pretends to be living in a cave.
The Oscars trailer also features William Fichtner, “Snatch” actor Vinnie Jones, who initially points the duo on their way to finding the missing Hollywood legend, a shaggy, bearded Robin Williams, and at the end of it, a frizzled, long-haired Crystal.
“You could have just texted,” Crystal quips to Fox and Duhamel after the pair finally find him.
The Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, will air on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.
Check out Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel in the 2012 Oscars trailer below and let us know what you think.