A new viral site is up for the upcoming Jude Law and Forest Whitaker sci-fi film Repo Men, and it’s pretty awesome. At http://www.theunioncares.com/, you can watch testimonials from “recipients” of top-of-the-line synthetic organs, view the entire line of Artiforg products including artificial eyes, cool-looking hearts, and a plethora of other expensive replacement parts. And look, you can even lease some of your very own, but just as long as you can pay. The alternative isn’t so pleasant. There’s also a career opportunities section and a history of the company for your perusal. The site is really cool and interactive, and it’ll get you even more excited for one of the most promising sci-fi films of the year.
Repo Men is slated to hit theaters on April 2nd. Hit the jump to check out the official synopsis. You can also click here to check out hi-res images of the slick teaser posters for the film.
For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Repo Men:
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. 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.