I've been a huge fan of 'Step Up' since the second I watched it, and I've been promoting 'Step Up 2: The Streets' on this site since before I even knew Channing Tatum was going to be in the highly-anticipated sequel. So maybe you'll understand my excitement when I realized that Channing Tatum's official (and only) MySpace profile is now the top friend on the newly redesigned official site for the movie. Needless to say, I sort of flipped out when I saw that a profile I created was being used on the SU2 site. :-D
Honestly, I should have known something was up a couple of days ago when I received over 100 friend requests in less than 5 hours (I normally get about 30 a day). I finally figured out yesterday what actually caused the sudden increase in popularity...
If you've caught any of the new TV commercials or radio spots that have recently begun to pop up everywhere, then you know that SU2 mania has officially begun!!! I think they ran one of the commercials during American Idol and all of a sudden CTU had almost 100 fans at one time on the site looking for information about the movie, which is about 70 people more than usual.
In case you haven't seen it, you can check out one of the new SU2 TV commercials below:
Thanks to Misha over at Briana Evigan Online for sending that new video to me!
As I said before, SU2 redesigned their official site, so it has an even hotter new look and feel. The movie has updated their Top Friends to include anyone and everyone who's involved with the film...from the actors, to the director, to the choreographers, dancers, and soundtrack artists. I think it's awesome that they listed Chan's official profile first!
SU2 has also added new movie stills to the "About the Movie" section of the site. You'll find them all in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped photo gallery shortly.
The new site lets fans listen to snippets of every song on their upcoming soundtrack that will be released on February 5, 2008. The 16 songs on the new soundtrack were created by some of today's hottest Pop, R&B and Rap artists, including Missy Elliot, T-Pain, Scarface, Lil Wayne, Akon, FloRida and Enrique Iglesias. You can CLICK HERE to get a complete track list and listen to some of the songs here on CTU.
At least two more music videos are going to come out for the movie. Trey Songz has already filmed a new video for his ballad "Can't Help But Wait" and Enrique Iglesias' new video for "Push" should be released in the next few days. It stars SU2 leads Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan. You can check out a recent Entertainment Tonight interview below where Enrique, Robert, and Briana talk about the new video....
SU2 will also be adding even more music, dance, and cast videos, cast profiles, and promotional downloads very soon to the site. Eventually fans will even be able to buy the soundtrack and get an SU2 widget that you can use on your MySpace pages and blogs in the near future.
You can CLICK HERE to see the current release dates for SU2 all around the world. They just updated the Belgium date and added a release date for Singapore. As usual, stay tuned to Channing Tatum Unwrapped, and I'll keep you posted on anything and everything SU2!!!