It appears that Sam Mendes, the Academy Award-winning director of American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road and Away We Go, is filming a commercial this week for Apple’s new iPhone which will be announced later this month. According to Engadget, the series of commercials are being referred to internally as the Mammoth / N90.
A trusted source has confirmed to us that the ads will feature at least one spot where a mother and daughter are having a video chat conversation using the new front-facing camera that’s been spied on the face of that iPhone floating around Vietnam and Northern California.
Some tweets on Twitter revealed have revealed at least one actress who is up for a role in the “f***ing apple commercial” in New York, and another man in California auditioning for a role. The commercial will likely premiere after Steve Jobs announces the new iPhone during Apple’s WWDC keynote on June 7th 2010.
But this isn’t the first time that Apple has employed a big director for their television commercials… The Northern California-based computer company has a long history of hiring big name filmmaker for their television spots (chronicled in brief after the jump).