The trailer for sci fi flick Branded just premiered at the San Diego Comic Con and it just went up online.
Crave Online describes it as “A bonkers combination of They Live, Inception, and some drug-inspired anime,” while the Facebook page for the movie calls it, “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.”
In other words, it’s the real world + aliens. From what I’ve gathered, the film centers around a parody of McDonalds to illustrate the ill effects advertising can have on the human psyche. Personally, I can’t wait to see it! Although, since the whole premise seems to be “advertising is bad” I wouldn’t be surprised if the film fails to reach an audience, because, ya know, that’s how one would go about promoting the film. Oh the irony!
Branded hits theaters September 7th and stars Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Ed Stoppard, and Max von Sydow.
And oh yeah, there are those annoying little QR codes strewn throughout the trailer. I haven’t tried them, but I bet they’ll lead you to some more content related to the film.