Mysterious Neill Blomkamp Viral Video Found in 'Wired' for iPad
That new Apollo 18 poster isn't the only mysterious thing out there today. Last night, Peter from SlashFilm called me and told me he found an odd video randomly linked in-between pages of the latest issue of Wired magazine on the iPad (the digital app version of it). The page plays a video (embedded below from YouTube) that has no description or title. Our only hint is a "Video By: Neill Blomkamp" tag in the magazine. So this is some new video by Blomkamp, director of District 9, involving a creepy mutated creature? Is it a viral for a new movie or some other web project? Watch the video below and read on for hints at what this might be.
The video shows two guys finding some weird, disgusting mutated creature in a puddle. If you look closely, you'll see it has a stamp on it: "18.12 AGM Heartland." Well, SlashFilm did some research and found out that AGM Heartland was filed as a trademark for an "online website with video, audio and textual content and images featuring characters and storylines about a fictional genetic engineering company that produces genetically engineered and altered organisms." So, as I first thought, it looks like it's just a disgusting start to an online web series that Blomkamp is behind called "AGM Heartland" about weird creatures like this.
We're not really sure what this weird creature and video mean yet, but it definitely has caught the interest of the movie community online, mostly because of the name involved. Blomkamp hasn't officially announced a follow-up to District 9, but has been working on another sci-fi project called Elysium, but that seems like it's a long ways out. Based on all the evidence, I have a feeling the video is just a very odd way to start some viral buzz for a new web series that Blomkamp is behind. Either way, bravo, as this definitely has me interested!