Hey everybody. I know I usually do this on the weekends, but I was too busy this weekend getting my mind blown and my face melted by Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden to bring you all the news about upcoming horror flicks you could ever want. That's why I'm doing it today. This also has the added benefit of letting you pretend like it's still the weekend. Wooohooo, three day weekend! Anyway, our first flick his time around is Branded.
Synopsis: BRANDED is a dark and mind-bending sci-fi thriller into a surreal, dystopian society where mega corporations have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive. One man’s quest to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world. BRANDED stars Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Ingeborga Dapkunaite and Max Von Sydow.
In addition to sporting a damn good cast (Max Von Sydow is the man!), This flick seems to be taking viral marketing to a whole new level for you kids with your fancy schmancy new fangled devices. I'll let them explain...
"The BRANDED poster includes 4 unique QR codes with additional codes embedded in the film’s website, social pages, trailer and other materials. QR codes enable consumers with a smart phone and a reader app to scan a code in the BRANDED trailer or other marketing materials which will reward them by offering a deeper glimpse into the film's alternative universe of out-of-control brands, consumer gluttony and insatiable materialism through exclusive image and video content. Overall the BRANDED marketing campaign will include 100 QR codes in all. Unlock them all!"
Unlock them all? Does that sound like Pokemon to anyone else? I choose you Exclusive On-set Pic! Anyway, you can go have fun with the codes at http://brandedmovie.com/, and check out Branded when it's released on September 7th.