District 9 mastermind's disgusting, disturbing, mysterious teaser

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

What is Neill Blomkamp's AGM Heartland? And, more to the point, what the heck is that pink, slimy, teethy thing washed up on the dirt?

If you happened to read the latest iPad version of Wired magazine, with the Tron: Legacy cover story, you'd have seen this video—which is credited as "Video by: Neill Blomkamp." And it's a creepy little nugget of genetic horror.

A couple of lads find a fleshy pink creature—all skin and teeth and tail—on the side of a dirt road, a trail in the moist earth leading back to an installation in the distance. And, on the side of the dead creature, one can clearly make out a brand: "18.12 - AGM Heartland. Pat. Pend USA."

The 18.12 refers to the edition of Wired this film debuted in. As for the rest, Slashfilm did a little digging and found that "AGM Heartland" is a trademark that belongs to Beverly Hills-based Sable Productions, and the trademark use is labeled as:

"Entertainment services by way of an online website with video, audio and textual content and images featuring characters and storylines about a fictional genetic engineering company that produces genetically engineered and altered organisms."

Which leads one to believe that it's going to be some sort of online production, as opposed to a theatrical film—or, at least, an online component. Regardless, we can't wait to see more as good, creepy genetic horror is tough to come by.

(via Slashfilm)

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