District 9 Director’s Latest Viral Video Focuses On Weird Dead Rat Creature
It might take some time for Neill Blomkamp to return to the story of Wikus van de Merwe, but the District 9 filmmaker appears to be sticking with his science fiction roots based on a new viral video making the rounds today.
Blomkamp directed the following teaser for the latest edition of Wired Magazine for the iPad. The footage, shot with a hand-held camera, features two men stumbling upon the carcass of a strange creature that looks like a cross between an alien and a rodent. The animal’s corpse boasts a curious stamp that reads: “18.12 AGM Heartland Pat Pend USA,” with an outer circle describing the animal as “US inspected and approved.”
Weird stuff, to say the least. As for what it means, it’s anybody’s guess: a new film? An online serialized series? Just a one-and-done way to confuse the moviegoing masses? You be the judge: