(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
In this months iPad digital version of WiRed Magazine (issues number 18.12) readers were treated to a weird unexplained mysterious video. Said video appears on the splash page before the big Tron: Legacy cover story, credited as “Video By: Neill Blomkamp”. Yes, the Neil Blomkamp . The film master behind the Sci-Fi hit District 9. Assuming done by him the video in question shows two gentlemen pulling to the side of the road to look at an alien like creature (Whoever did the creature design on this “thing” did a pretty fantastic job making something downright ugly.) in a puddle on the side of the road. That’s it. WTF? Could this be a viral teaser for Blomkamp’s next project?
Just coming in past the one minute mark it’s one messed up video:
Here’s a little background info on the video thanks to /film:
Here is what I’ve discovered. 18.12 is the number of the issue of WiReD that this video appears in. I did some searching and found out that a Beverly Hills-based company named Sable Productions Ltd. filed for the trademark “AGM Heartland” on October 18th 2010. The trademark use is labeled as:
Entertainment services by way of 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
The fact that it mentions only online and not theatrical or television makes me think it’s not related to a film project… but you never know. My guess is it’s for some kind of online narrative.
Personally I really dig the design of the creature.. looking forward to seeing what exactly this is all about. Hopefully more details will be revealed in the coming weeks. If I were to take a guess I think this is another political Sci-Fi piece from Blomkamp, using the story of The Montauk Monster as his inspiration.