Cool Viral Marketing for “Elysium” Around NY, LA and Vancouver

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The makers of Elysium have already invaded the internet with a few viral sites to help promote the new sci-fi film by Neil Blomkamp. Now, they’ve gone into the real world with some new viral ads similar to some of the stuff they did for Blomkamp’s District 9 film. See a few of these text-based ads after the jump.

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Ridley Scott to Produce 12 Sci-Fi Short Films For Online Audiences

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Ridley Scott is a busy man. In addition to working on his sequel to Prometheus, finishing up The Counselor, and producing a slew of other film and television projects, he is getting involved in short films. Scott’s commercial production company, RSA, is partnering with video entertainment network Machinima to produce 12 science fiction short films to air online, with hopes to eventually adapt these properties for theatrical release. Hit the jump to learn more and why I think this is a great approach to developing new film franchises.

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Neill Blomkamp’s Next Film “Chappie” In The Works

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Elysium doesn’t come out in theaters until August, but writer/director Neill Blomkamp is already working on his next Sci-Fi project, titled Chappie. Get the few details we have after the break.
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New “AGM Heartland” Video Found?

Almost two years ago, Neill Blomkamp, writer and director of viral-friendly District 9, made a short film that showed up in the iPad version of a Wired Magazine issue. There was a lot of speculation on what that video was for, but we haven’t heard anything from it since. Now we might have a possible sequel video. Check it out after the break.
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Early Signs Of Viral At 2011 Comic-Con

With Comic-Con 2011, literally, just underway, and it’s only preview night, signs of viral marketing are already rearing their pretty heads. With the likes of viral past, including The Dark Knight, Tron Legacy, and District 9, we can now welcome the films of Elysium, and a possible start of The Amazing Spider-Man to the mix. As we’ve mentioned, we already know that The Avengers will be here, but take a look at what has already made it’s presence.
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Viral Video Found For “Elysium”?

Thanks to our friend Alex at Firstshowing, we’ve been made aware of a very interesting video sent to The Movie Blog. While it may look like just a crackpot talking about humans needing to die to save nature, the theory is that it is really part of the blossoming viral for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming movie Elysium. Watch the video after the break and read what we think.

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Strange Video From Neill Blomkamp Appears on iPads

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It’s a pretty common occurance to see video ads display before opening up an app or watching video on the Apple iPad. However, in the latest iPad version of Wired Magazine (issue 18.12), a mysterious and unexplained video appears instead, and it’s credited by District 9 director Neil Blomkamp. What could this be?

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The Buzz: Peter Jackson to Direct Hobbit, Sam Raimi’s World of Warcraft Movie, and More

The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the biggest and most popular film and television stories of the week. Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here. Check out all the stories after the break.
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The Buzz: E3, More MGM Delays, Blomkamp May Direct The Hobbit, and More!

The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the biggest and most popular film and television stories of the week. Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here. Check out all the stories after the break.
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