Video: Battle of the Year 3D official trailer
Battle of the Year: Dream Team is a movie based on the annual b-boy competition of the same that takes place in France, filmed in 3D and directed by Benson Lee, director of the documentary Planet B-Boy.
Now in post production it will star some of America’s top dancers in supporting roles including Ivan ‘Flipz’ Veles, B-Boy Casper, Kid David and B-Boy Do-Knock with Dave Scott, choreographer of the Step Up movies as movement director.
In the recent Battle of the Year movie press conference it was revealed that director Lee chose to include real breakers as supporting roles to give the film more integrity and show a perspective of b-boying that isn’t seen in the media, allowing the dancers to change their lines if something didn’t seem right.
Chris Brown also stars as a main character in the crew and features regularly in the trailer, although according to IMDb no character name has been given yet.
The Battle of the Year movie release date is 25 January 2013 through Screen Gems. No UK date has been confirmed.
Battle of the Year 3D movie synopsis
Battle of the Year stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Chris Brown (Takers), Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom, Avatar) and Josh Peck (The Wackness).
Battle of the Year is the Olympics of break dancing, a tournament held every year that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Los Angeles Hip Hop mogul and former B-Boy Dante (Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He enlists his hard-luck friend Blake (Holloway), who was a championship basketball coach, to coach his team. Armed with the theory that the right coach can make any team champions, they assemble a Dream Team of all the best b-boys across the country.
With only three months until Battle of the Year, Blake has to use every tactic he knows to get twelve talented individuals to come together as a team if they’re going to bring the Trophy back to America where it started. Inspired by the actual World championship held yearly in France.