Lonely Planet Writer

Latest Air New Zealand safety video: Men in Black theme

Air New Zealand has teamed up with the New Zealand All Blacks for an all-star line-up of international rugby names for the airline’s latest on-board safety video, Men in Black Safety Defenders.

A still from the All Blacks Men in Black style safety video.  Image courtesy of Air New Zealand.
A still from the All Blacks Men in Black style safety video. Image courtesy of Air New Zealand.

The All Black’s Captain, Richie McCaw, and Dan Carter star as Men in Black agents, alongside coach Steve Hansen, teammates Kieran Read, Keven Mealamu, Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg, who gets to test his vocals alongside Kiwi musician Stan Walker. There is also a cameo performance from former England Captain Martin Johnson. Air New Zealand. American actor Rip Torn reprises his role as Chief of the Men in Black with Wallabies great David Campese, and former Argentinean Captain Agustin Pichot also making cameo appearances. Of his cameo performance, Mr Johnson says, “I’m a big fan of Air New Zealand so I was excited to get the call up to appear in the airline’s latest inflight video. I’m sure English rugby fans will have a few words to say about my appearance alongside the All Blacks too.”