District 9 Viral Begins to Spread, But No Major Updates
by Alex Billington
May 31, 2009
Earlier today I noticed a post on ComingSoon mentioning that an ad for the District 9 viral had started appearing on bus stop benches, but I didn't think much about. Wen I was out driving today, I passed a few of them, so I decided to stop by one and take a few shots of it (while getting some odd looks). The ad, as you can see below, plays on the non-human segregation idea again, stating that the bus stop is for humans only. And there's the quirky line beneath it that says: "Beware non-human secretions may corrode metal!" The phone number actually connects with the corporation Multi-National United and it links to D-9.com.
The unfortunate thing is that, despite all of this new advertising, the viral hasn't changed. All of the ads point to the D-9.com website, but that website hasn't changed since it launched last year. The only difference is that the teaser trailer pops up first before users can continue on into the site. I would hope that they would've added something new since it launched last year or would've moved the whole viral into its "next phase," since the movie is due out in less than three months, but nothing has happened. As far as I know, there aren't any major updates yet. Maybe we'll see something soon, hopefully? We'll let you know!