Creepy Awesome New Viral Website for Universal's Repo Men
by Alex Billington
February 2, 2010
Okay, I have to admit that the marketing for Universal's upcoming Repo Men has actually been pretty impressive. I really dug the first trailer and they've been putting out some super sleek posters, too. Now they've launched a viral site for the company that the film is about called The Union: theunioncares.com. It's not exactly an expansive site (as far as we know, there may be more to discover?) but it is pretty damn cool. You can check out a product catalog of artificial organs because, if you didn't know, the movie (set in the near future) is about repo men who come to take back your replacement organs if you miss a payment.
There are a whole bunch of different organs you can buy from The Union including: heart, liver, eye, spine, kidneys, and a bionic arm. I can't wait to see some of this stuff get ripped right of people while they're still alive! Nah, I'm just kidding, but it's cool to see this site setup introducing us to all of this stuff. There's also an email and phone number listed under Contact Us (someone should call it!) and lots of videos to watch in each of the different sections. Check it out by clicking the image below or visiting: theunioncares.com.
"At The Union, we pride ourselves on providing the world’s most cutting-edge technology in organ replacement. Artiforgs--short for artificial organs--were originally developed to extend the lives of soldiers wounded in combat. We’ve taken this once-exclusive military technology and made it accessible to the general public. Thanks to our team of skilled scientists and technicians, you too can extend and enhance your life by purchasing your very own artiforg."
Set in the future, the story revolves around a man (Jude Law) who struggles to make the payments on a heart he purchased. He must go on the run before said ticker is repossessed by the company that owns it.
Repo Men is directed by British first-time feature filmmaker Miguel Sapochnik, of only a short from 2000 called The Dreamer previously. This is based on Eric Garcia's novel titled The Repossession Mambo. The script was co-written by Garcia and TV writer Garrett Lerner ("Smallville", "Boston Public", "House MD"). Universal is bringing Repo Men to theaters everywhere starting on April 2nd, 2010 this year. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Let's see...how can I ruin even more my credit this decade? LoL! Awesome!
Lazarus from Sparta!!! DEATHKLOK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Feb 2, 2010
2010 is this year.
Jamie on Feb 2, 2010
Jeff on Feb 3, 2010
This doesn't look too bad. I certainly enjoyed The Genetic Opera that came out a while back. It seems with this site that maybe if one were to put a certain word into the "comments" section of that email form, perhaps you might get a tidbit back in your mail. I have no idea what though.
Lyth on Feb 3, 2010
The only resemblences i see between this and The Genetic Opera are the artificial organs and repo men. Other than that the story seems completely different. So different in fact it bugs me that people are even making the comparison.
Crystal on Feb 3, 2010
This is what I read: "Set in the future, the story revolves around a man (Jude Law) who struggles to make the payments on a car he purchased. He must go on the run before said car is repossessed by the company that owns it." Turns out, when you buy something, you agree to pay for it. Why is this company being demonized for extending people's lives?
josef on Feb 3, 2010
Then again, I don't know jack about the film.
josef on Feb 3, 2010
Americans will think http://www.theunioncares.com/ is for real, lol, lawsuits incomming! 🙂
David Banner on Feb 3, 2010
oh k, first of there will always be someone who will think, what is obvious to some that it's not, is real.... hence the red blinking link to the movie... i hope this does happen soon 😛 i would love this job being paid to be a surgeon/butcher with out all the schooling needed..i love the sleek look to the organs and the ghost network [nuro net] read the book [reposession mabo - erik garcia] more detail and reads like a journal... also consider the Union like a local car dealership... they are there to make a profit and it a product to them. the contracts are obviously made in their favor. so they are not bad, but they do know you need them.... more then they need you. can you imagine having an anitforg in this economy?! if your doing well now.... then yes, they are not the bad guys, but then you run outta money then...well you know...and they are not gonna call you like creditors...
alysia on Feb 4, 2010
oh yea and it's not a car...it's heart he has to pay for even though he did not consent to having it put in....
alysia on Feb 4, 2010
If this happened for real it'd be a pretty scary place to live, though I wouldn't put anything past mankind.
watch Repo Men online for free on Mar 1, 2010
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