Miguel Sapochnik’s Repo Men hits theatres this Friday, March 19th, and to help get everyone geared up for its debut, Universal has released a nearly seven-minute long motion comic as part of its intensive online viral marketing campaign.
In the video Remy (Jude Law) is talking to his shrink, Dr. Lankford (Alexis Raben), about his job and life. It was also directed by Sapochnik and was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Eric Garcia (Garcia co-wrote the screenplay and penned the novel Repossession Mambo on which the film is based) with illustrations by Dennis Calero and animation by Travis Hanour and Andrew Reff. The music is by the inimitable Marco Beltrami.
Since the motion comic debuted on Apple, it’s not embeddable, so to check it out, just click the below image.
“In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don’t pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property … with no concern for your comfort or survival.
Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company’s top-of-the-line heart replacement … as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart’s no longer in the job. When he can’t make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy’s former partner Jake (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), to track him down.
Now that the hunter has become the hunted, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run.”
Visit the official Repo Men website for more, and when you’re done, step into the shoes of a Repo Man in the game REPO MEN COMETH (click here)! It is your job to collect artiforge as they are overdue. Don’t harm the innocent civilians, and be sure to play nice with The Union’s paying customers!
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