Air New Zealand has teamed up with Sony Pictures, the All Blacks and a couple of intergalactic creatures to release what could potentially be its best safety video yet.

The ‘crazy about rugby’ airline recruited All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter to star in the new Men in Black (MIB)-inspired video as Men in Black Safety Defenders.

Looking slick and more handsome than ever in a suit, a tie and a pair of Ray-Ban RB 2030 Predator sunglasses the two fit players carry out their mission – keep passengers safe while on board.

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All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter throw on a suit, tie and pair of sunnies.

The five-minute video also features the two long-serving All Blacks is Coach Steve Hansen, teammates Kieran Read, Keven Mealamu and Sam Whitelock.

Fullback, Israel Dagg, put his vocals to the test alongside Kiwi musician Stan Walker, singing safety directions over the MIB theme song.

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Israel Dagg joins Stan Walker for a rendition of the MIB theme song.

Together the two advise Air New Zealand guests to “sit back relax, lets go, let’s get this started, but before this planes departed here are instructions from your crew”.

They rap out instructions for passengers to “turn off all transmitting functions, bluetooth, wifi no disruptions” and remind that “loose items brought onboard must be safely secured and stored up in the locker overhead or underneathe the seat instead”.

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American actor Rip Torn reprises his role from the movies along with Frank the Pug.

To give it the full MIB experience, Air New Zealand also recruited American actor Rip Torn to reprise his role as Chief of the Men in Black with Wallabies great David Campese, former England Captain Martin Johnson and former Argentinean Captain Agustin Pichot making cameo appearances.

Cheeky MIB side kick, Frank the Pug also makes an appearance throughout the video along with ‘worm guys’.


All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw said the players had a great time making the video, while Israel Dagg says he hopes he’s done the ‘iconic’ movie soundtrack song some justice.

Men in Black Safety Defenders will be progressively rolled out across Air New Zealand’s fleet from today.

What do you think of the new video?