Apparently this poster for “Branded”, like the trailer (above), is full of fancy QR Codes that you can scan with your smartphone and get websites or apps or STDs or what not. If you’ve got some free time, feel free to scan the poster/trailer and let us know in the comments section what you find. Unless, of course, it’s something not worth sharing, then, you know, keep it to yourself.
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, with Roadside Attractions setting the film for a September 7, 2012 release. It’s directed by Jamie Bradshaw and Aleksandr Dulerayn, former ad men trying their hand at directing.
This film would have gotten a lot more attention oh, a year ago, before Hollywood tried to drown us in alien invasion movies. Now, it just feels late to the party, ambitious “we’re all just sheep” not-so-subtle messages and all. It’s original title was “The Mad Cow”, which I think was a more awesome title, though admittedly strange in terms of alien invasion sci-fi movies.