Case 1017 - Another Viral Campaign?
It's a terribly slow news day today thanks to St. Patrick, so after scouring the web, the only thing I could come up with is a new viral video that may (or may not) have something to do with a movie. SlashFilm pointed us towards today's most popular YouTube video, simply titled Case 1017. It's a quick 45 second video that shows a CDC truck and shooting at an apartment building in some city. That's about as much as we know, but I'm very curious to find out whether this is actually for a movie or just a YouTube stunt?
The word going around currently is that it might have something to do with Screen Gems' movie Quarantine, which is an American remake of the cult horror hit [Rec]. Here is the official plot synopsis for Quarantine:
Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. They soon learn that a woman living in the building has been infected by something unknown. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, they try to escape with the news crew in tow, only to find that the CDC has quarantined the building. Phones, internet, televisions and cell phone access have been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape.
If you read the description on the YouTube page, the guy who submitted it talks about being fired from his government job because of posting these videos (with more to come). He found a box with a tape dated 3/11/08 and decided to show it. Any thoughts on what it might be?