New District 9 Viral Updates: Memos, Videos, and LA Times
Sadly I was told that the new District 9 trailer that was supposed to hit this week was delayed. It'll be out sometime in July, or so I hear, but until then, we've got some minor updates on the viral that should keep a few of you occupied. Everyone who has been closely following this viral already knows of D-9.com. If you've seen any of the bus stop ads or posters, you've also seen that URL. That site actually launched last year at Comic-Con and hasn't changed, however, there are finally a few updates. First, there's a memo, and second, there is a new video. Exciting right?! But that's not all. There are a few more cool D9 viral updates.
When you head over to D-9.com and login as either a human or non-human you'll see flashing "Urgent Message" text in the lower right corner of the main box. Click that and you'll see a new memo that was released recently. The memo talks about how the alien named Christopher (who runs the MNU Spreads Lies blog) has broken some MNU laws. Additionally, the unblurred video of the alien from the trailer can be seen on the right - so that must be Christopher. Additionally, if you click the glowing yellow dot found in the very middle, you'll be shown the extended interview video with the woman also featured in the original trailer.
Other new updates this week include a great article over at the LA Times looking at the entire District 9 viral campaign. They quote our friend Nick Butler over at MovieViral.com : "What we see with 'District 9' is a combination of real-life experiences mixed in with game experiences that involve websites and Twitter. It is a very successful viral campaign." There is also a great Flickr account that features a selection of 17 photos and videos of posters, banners, bus shelters, and even video ads for District 9 found around the country (like the one below). The LA Times says that these ads have been put up in America's 15 biggest cities.
As always, you can find out a lot more information about District 9 and the company MNU (that is a very important part of the plot) in our original viral post from last year or by just visiting D-9.com. We'll keep you updated on all the latest from this viral campaign. We'll let you know when the new trailer hits in July!