They jump! They splash! They emit rainbow-colored streaks of energy while posing mid-air over the New York City skyline! And next week, they'll be doing it all high above the streets in every major city in America.
They are the stars of Step Up 3D, and they're heading your way.
Now, we've debuted posters, trailers, and exclusive images before here at Cinematical -- but this might very well be the first time we've unveiled a first look at billboard art. Thanks to the folks at Disney, Cinematical has your first look at the Step Up 3D art work that'll be invading your town starting next week, a month before the street dance sequel gets all up in your cerebral cortex on August 6.
More after the jump.
Step Up 3D promises more of what we loved in the previous two films: namely, awesome dance sequences and that requisite touch of romance. This time, director Jon M. Chu takes it to the streets of New York City, where a new dynamic duo (Sharni Vinson and Rick Malambri) team up with Step Up 2: The Street's Moose (Adam Sevani), now studying at NYU, to take on some of the best international hip-hop dancers in the world. In three dimensions, of course.
Chu, who directed Step Up 2 and the upcoming web series "The LXD," seems to have brought in just about every hot up-and-coming dancer he's met/worked with in the past few years to flesh out his 3D dance flick. You've got returning Step Up 2 performers Sevani (who partnered with Chu to form the Adam/Chu Dance Crew, AKA AC/DC, to battle Miley Cyrus's rival crew of dancers on YouTube), Luis Rosado (reprising his role as Monster), and Harry Shum, Jr. (LXD dancer, choreographer, and "Glee" star). "So You Think You Can Dance" fan favorite Stephen "tWitch" Boss will appear, along with fellow Season 4 dancers Katee Shean and Joshua Allen.
I'll be on the lookout for Lil' Demon (Anjelo Baligad) and J Styles (Jalen Testerman), two pint-sized b-boys who both made appearances on "Ellen" in recent years. And those are just a few of the noteworthy performers to watch for in Step Up 3D, dance nerds.
(Extra incentive for "Battlestar Galactica" fans: Step Up 3D features a score by composer Bear McCreary.)
Below, get the full version of our exclusive Step Up 3D billboard poster along with images from the film. Step Up 3D is in theaters August 6.