The original cast returned.
Now back on our screens, E.T. makes an appearance in a grown-up Elliott's back garden.
That evening, E.T. communicates to Elliott that it is time for him to return to his home, and Elliott appears to understand.
After a day of fun sledding and watching "Holiday Inn", E.T. He misses his home and the kids create the legendary flying bicycle scene before saying goodbye.
Anyway, take a look at a reunion that's 37 years in the making. As a kid he continued to star in films like Cloak & Dagger, growing into Young Norman Bates in Psycho IV: The Beginning and the epic romance Legends of the Fall. In addition to Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald's Game, and The Haunting of Hill House, he also played a ghost version of Jack Torrance at the rundown Overlook Hotel in Doctor Sleep. The youngster discovers E.T. holding a bike.
"You came back!" Elliott exclaims. Does it honor the legacy of E.T.?
Unfortunately, Drew Barrymore - aka Gertie - wasn't included in the short reboot. "It's really a win-win", said Henry Thomas.
The ad was directed by Lance Acord, cinematographer on such films as Lost in Translation and Adaptation. He has specialized in recent years in directing commercials, earning numerous awards for distinctively cinematic spots like The Force for Volkswagen and Misunderstood for Apple. That too brought back an 80s fave with a modern twist. They wanted E.T. 2.
"People don't care about technology inherently".
After going to investigate, they find none other than E.T. himself hiding behind a snowman.